Former NLTA computer specialist accused of break-in denied bail

Rosie Mullaley rmullaley@thetelegram.com
Published on June 16, 2014
Michael Tracey was back in provincial court in St. John’s Monday for a bail hearing. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram

A man who had worked as a computer specialist for the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) and is facing more criminal charges has been denied bail.

Michael Tracey was back in provincial court in St. John’s Monday for a bail hearing.

After arguments from Crown prosecutor Bill Cadigan and defence lawyer Randy Piercey, Judge Pamela Goulding ruled Tracey must stay in jail.

He’s due back in court July 3.

The 36-year-old was charged with break and enter and two counts each of trespassing at night and breaching court orders. One of the breaches alleges he wasn’t living at the residence he told police.

He was arrested about 3 a.m. June 10 in the area of Stamps Lane and Freshwater Road in St. John’s.

The RNC’s street patrol officers were assisted by the K-9 and RNC forensics units.

Tracey also has outstanding charges, including impaired driving and malicious damage under $5,000.

However, a warrant has been issued in Calgary for Tracey on charges of fraud and identity theft.

Tracey no longer works at the NLTA and no longer has access to the association’s computer system.