OPP Have Arrested A Man For Stealing More Than $70K Of Booze From The LCBO

A suspect has been arrested and charged with stealing a wild quantity of products from the LCBO.

The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Group Avenue Crime Unit, Dufferin OPP and the LCBO Useful resource Safety Unit have carried out a multi-jurisdiction investigation into LCBO thefts this 12 months.

The investigation was caused attributable to a rise in thefts at LCBOs within the areas of Nottawasaga and Dufferin, in keeping with a press launch.

Investigators linked 144 thefts from 2022 to 39-year-old Matthew Doucette, with losses estimated to be over $70K.

To place issues in perspective, $70K at LCBO might purchase you 2,337.2 circumstances of White Claw Selection Pack at $29.95 per pack.

Dufferin, Nottawasaga and Caledon Avenue Crime Items searched a Mississauga handle on September 27 and located proof associated to the thefts.

Doucette was arrested and charged with “10 excellent warrants for arrest in relation to LCBO thefts.”

The suspect was charged with eight counts of theft below $5,000 and 4 counts of breach of probation.

In line with the press launch posted on September 29, the accused was “held pending a bail listening to.”

Sergeant Cindy Jacome advised 4Uetc that the Nottawasaga Detachment began the investigation in September 2022 and that the LCBO began investigating the thefts in January 2022.

It has been an eventful 12 months for the LCBO.

In March 2022, somebody crashed their automobile into an LCBO in Brampton, leaving some injury — and unusually sufficient, it wasn’t the primary time somebody had crashed into an LCBO.

Again in September 2021, one other driver crashed into an LCBO in Thunder Bay.

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