Woman owing $17,000 in fines arrested for theft

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A young woman whose vehicle was pulled over Saturday afternoon is facing several theft and Highway Traffic Act related charges.

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary stopped the vehicle late Saturday afternoon in the east end of St. John’s. The 18-year-old is facing 10 charges under the Highway Traffic Act, including driving with a suspended licence, driving without insurance, and driving without registration.

She also owes $17,000 in unpaid fines and is facing an additional six counts of theft related to a business located in the same area of the city where the arrest was made. The accused is expected to appear in court Sunday.

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  • Kevin Hanlon
    April 06, 2014 - 10:25

    Is it just me? Day in,day out all we hear is people owing a large amount of fines. Why can't the Dept of Justice,Police,and cities get together and legislate a law that will put these people in jail,driving without insurance,and licence putting our lives in danger.Also sell off the car or truck that they are driving,no questions asked.I would like for someone to find out why this can't be resolved now instead of dragging the issue.Who is not doing the job,getting this done? Anytime I speak to anyone about this nobody seems to have any idea who the "Slacker" is not solving this serious life and death issue.

    • AllanVS
      April 08, 2014 - 00:01

      In Ontario, the Min. Transportation is starting to refuse to renew your license until all fines are paid off. I think this should happen with drivers license in every province - and if you get a fine in Ontario, but live in say Nova Scotia, you should be required to pay the fine as well. We need a nation wide system for drivers licenses and fines.

  • Florence
    April 06, 2014 - 10:12

    Whoever is providing the vehicles should be charged. If you give someone a vehicle, you should be responsible for what that vehicle does. That's how it works with insurance.

  • Gerry.
    April 06, 2014 - 09:53

    Pardon my naivety .... how can an 18 year old accumulate a record of $17,000. in unpaid fines? And how come this person is still on the streets? I have been reading too many stories of late, of too many such losers in this Province, who owe thousands of dollars in unpaid fines and seem to be paying no penalty, of any kind, for their ridiculous behaviour. This is absolutely ludicrous !!!!

  • Yo mama
    April 06, 2014 - 09:17

    Good job dad.