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Fined for False Pretenses of a Police Officer

Twenty-seven year old car dealer Aaron Wilson, who was convicted of two counts of false pretense of a public officer last week, was fined two thousand dollars for each count today by Justice Adolph Lucas. Justice Lucas subtracted two hundred and fifty dollars from each fine and ordered that Wilson pay one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars forthwith and the balance by June 9. If Wilson defaults on payment he will serve nine months imprisonment for each count. The sentences are to run consecutively. Before he decided on the sentence, Justice Lucas said he took into consideration Wilson’s previous conviction for two counts of theft and one aggravated assault of an indecent nature. He said he also took into consideration there was no loss suffered by any one by the criminal acts of the convict. Initially, Wilson was charged with five counts of false pretense of a public officer. But Justice Lucas, after having heard the evidence, removed three counts from the jury because those counts referred to Wilson as a special constable and a special constable is not a public officer. Wilson committed the offences for which he was convicted on July 6, 2010 and July 16, 2010. Wilson was represented by attorney Christelle Wilson while the Crown was represented by Crown Counsel Janelle Tillett.