Numerous thefts and a fraud charge laid after arrest made

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ย This and every weekend, all the bail matters get forwarded to the Thunder Bay Courthouse to have them dealt with in a timely manner. It is called Weekend and Statutory Holiday court (W.A.S.H.). โ€œIt all comes out in the W.A.S.Hโ€ฆ

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Third up on todayโ€™s bail docket is a 23-year-old Jonah Thomas. Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill was presiding along with a Provincial Crown Attorney P. Pasloski and a duty counsel representative. He appeared by video while in police custody at the Thunder Bay Police Service (a.k.a. Hotel Balmoral) station located on Balmoral Ave

Thomas was arrested by the Thunder Bay Police Service and charged with the following criminal code offences:

  • Theft under $5000 contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada (4 counts)
  • Fraud under $5000 contrary to section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

Theft under $5000, section 334(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada reads as:

Except where otherwise provided by law, every one who commits theftย is guiltyย of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, orย of an offence punishable on summary conviction,ย where the value of what is stolen does not exceed five thousand dollars.

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Fraud under $5000, section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada reads as:

Every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service,ย is guiltyย of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, orย of an offence punishable on summary conviction,ย where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.

Thomas was denied bail today and is scheduled to appear in bail court on Monday in Thunder Bay.

If anyone has a photo of Jonah Thomas, we are asking that you email them toย tips@trcctb.com. Anyone with further information about these charges are also asked to reach out to us via email. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can use our anonymous contact form on our website located at the link below:

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