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Woman fined for mischief

By Shurtz, Delon on June 18, 2020.

Delon Shurtz

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A woman who was fined after she was caught inside a Lethbridge business last weekend, won’t have to part with any of her money or spend any more time in custody.

Crystal Godsalve was fined $600 after pleading guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two counts of mischief. Rather than pay the fine, however, Godsalve will serve the default time of one day in custody, which is deemed served by her appearance in court.

Godsalve, who appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, was found in a secure compound of Lethbridge Iron Works at about 5:30 a.m. last Saturday. When police arrived she was sitting in a corner of the property holding a crow bar and hammer belonging to the business.

The woman refused at first to hand over the tools, but eventually did after some “convincing,” court was told. She was also unco-operative with police after they arrested her, but no further incident ensued at that time.

Godsalve was taken to the holding facility at the police station and allowed to phone a lawyer. When she was done, she smashed the phone several times against the phone cradle.

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