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A judge has banned Ginette Roux to go to jewelry stores for the next five years.

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A thief who stole several gold jewelry from jewelry stores in Quebec and Lévis is sentenced to a sentence of two years less a day, to be served in the community.

In addition to his house arrest , Ginette Roux has been banned from going to any jewelry store for the next five years.

The repeat offender has already been sentenced to several periods of imprisonment during her career, said the prosecutor, Me Maxime Dion.

If this time she avoids ending up behind bars, it'is due to an assessment to which the 63-year-old woman asked' is submitted.

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Ginette Roux

Ginette Roux, who is of Wendat origin, had a very difficult childhood, revealed a Gladue-type report, aimed at determining the fair sentence for indigenous people.

Based on the conclusions of the report, Me Dion therefore agreed with the thief's lawyer to suggest to the judge that grant him a home sentence.

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She needs to understand that she is at a crossroads, said the prosecutor.

It is she who has the keys to detention, illustrated Me Dion, reminding Ginette Roux that she will go to prison if she does not respect not the conditions of her imprisonment in the community.

Ginette Roux committed her biggest theft at La Baie des Galeries of the Capital, in November 2022.

She managed, probably with a master key, to open a glass counter containing jewelry.

She then got her hands on earrings worth nearly $9,000.

To At this time, the thief was not even supposed to appear at the Galeries de la Capitale, after having signed a promise to appear in court prohibiting her from being in this shopping center.

In the previous months, Roux had also stolen gold chains from two branches of the Jad'Or jewelry store, in Lévis, and the WR Savard jewelry store in Quebec.

The total value of the flights is between $10,000 and $15,000.

The judge accepted the sentence suggested by the prosecution and defense attorneys.

During the first 12 months of her sentence at home, she will have to be there 24 hours a day. The resident of the Vanier district will however be able to go out to work, go to church and do church services. #x27;grocery store. During the last 12 months, she will have to respect a curfew.

Thereafter, she will have to respect probation of three years, during which she will not be able to go to jewelry stores.

Ginette Roux who was defended by Me Yves Savard will also have to complete 150 hours of community service.

Judge Charles-Olivier Gosselin reminded the woman that the elastic can break easily. He invited her not to miss the chance given to her to serve her sentence in the community.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116