Nicholas Patrick Gardias was back in court Monday after being accused of failing to comply with a probation order. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A St. John’s man who earlier this year was sentenced to 10 months in prison for using a stolen credit card to purchase almost $900 worth of goods and for breaking into a home is once again in trouble with the law.
Nicholas Patrick Gardias app-eared in provincial court Monday afternoon following his arrest earlier that day. He is accused of failing to comply with a probation order. He was released from custody on an undertaking and is due to return to court Sept. 19.
Gardias, 26, pleaded guilty to seven charges in relation to separate incidents that took place in 2012. In March of that year, he used a stolen Visa credit card at multiple businesses, purchasing alcohol, pre-paid Visa cards, cigarettes, and chocolate. Security cameras filmed Gardias using the credit card.
Dec. 22, 2012, he smashed a window to gain entry to a house on Young Street in St. John’s. He told a person in the home people were trying to kill him and left shortly thereafter. He was arrested at a Tim Hortons on Military Road later that day.
Gardias received his 10-month sentence in April, less 114 days credit for time spent in custody.