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EcoLife owner to pay $3,200 in restitution for theft, trafficking stolen property matter

Court gives David Murray some time to come up with money, matter returns Jan. 13
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Dave Murray. (Supplied)

The Ontario Court of Justice is giving EcoLife owner David Murray some time to come up with $3,200 he must pay in restitution after he was charged with theft under $5,000 and trafficking stolen property.

The court heard on Wednesday this matter has been resolved pending Murray’s ability to come up with the money. He has yet to be able to do so, and the matter will return to court Jan. 13 for an update.

The fact the matter has been resolved was news to David Biesel. It was Biesel’s tools that were allegedly stolen and then pawned in North Bay by Murray in December 2018. Murray was charged in April 2019.

“It’s about time,” Biesel said, after learning about the resolution from Sudbury.com. “He owes me thousands. I just want this to be done and dealt with, so I can move on.”

Meanwhile, a confirmation hearing will take place Dec. 15 for the rest of Murray’s matters before the courts. 

On May 30, 2019, Murray was arrested and charged with 20 counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of fraud under $5,000. 

Then in November 2019, Murray was arrested and charged with another 22 counts of fraud, bringing the total to 45 charges.