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OPP stop ‘suspicious’ man: He allegedly broke into Sturgeon Falls business, stole $1,000 in cash

He also allegedly had a counterfeit $100 USD banknote

A 51-year-old Sturgeon Falls man stands accused of break and enter after he allegedly forced his way into a business in the community and stole cash Sept. 11.

The West Nipissing OPP were on patrol in Sturgeon Falls at 11:45 p.m. that evening, when they observed a suspicious person walking on John Street.

Police say the man had forced his way into a business located on John Street and stole roughly $1,000 in Canadian currency, which was recovered and seized. 

Officers also seized a counterfeit $100 United States dollar (USD) banknote.

The man was arrested and charged with:

  • Break, Enter a Place - Commit Indictable Offence, contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Mischief Under $5,000 (two counts), contrary to section 430(4) of the CC;
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to section 355(b) of the CC;
  • Possessing Counterfeit Money - Have in Custody, contrary to section 450(b) of the CC;
  • Theft Under $5,000, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC; and
  • Possession Break-In Instruments, contrary to section 351(1) of the CC.

The suspect was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Nov. 5 in Sturgeon Falls.