Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Damaging and Robbing 65 Pay Phones

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Damaging and Robbing 65 Pay Phones

Article excerpt

Jail time for man who robbed pay phones

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MONTREAL - A Montreal-area man who broke into pay phones 65 times over several months and made off with $6,000 has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Laval police say Stephane Sauve, 48, had been detained since his arrest last February as he emptied the contents of a pay phone.

Police spokeswoman Evelyne Boudreau said Sauve, a local resident, was caught with help from Bell Canada's security team, which installed a computer chip inside a number of phones.

She noted that some phones had been targeted more than once.

"With Bell, we decided to have a small chip inserted in some phones which would be an alarm system that would alert Bell Canada," Boudreau said.

"And on that particular day, on the 10th of February 2017, an alarm came out from a gas station with a phone booth and Bell called 911. …

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