Geoffrey Gaudet, a 32-year-old Stephenville man facing a number of charges from earlier this year, is expected back in Stephenville Provincial Court today for possible sentencing.
He faces a total of 24 charges, but some are expected to be dropped due to Gaudet pleading guilty to most of the serious charges for a speedy disposition. He has been in custody since early June with the offences alleged to have taken place between February and the time of his last arrest.
The more serious charges against Gaudet include two counts of fraud, five counts of theft under $5,000 and four of breaking and entering and committing an offence. A large number of the charges deal with failure to comply with conditions of undertakings or recognizances. Some of the latter charges are likely to be dropped due to the speedy disposition.
Judge Lynn Cole agreed to postpone the matter until today after legal-aid lawyer Jamie Luscombe and Crown attorney Susan Gallant notified her of some confusion with some of the charges alleged to have occurred on the same day.
Both the Crown and the defence wanted to be clear on the charges before proceeding.
*** Edited Sept. 4 ***