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Man facing 50 charges of possession of stolen property waiting for disclosure

By Tim Kalinowski on August 6, 2021.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com

A man facing nearly 50 charges of possession of stolen property is still awaiting further disclosure from the Crown as his case proceeds toward possible trial or resolution.
Lethbridge lawyer Scott Hadford, who represents the accused, Gerald David Thurber, 53, previously told the court back in May that he and the Crown prosecutor are working on resolving the case. Hadford was not present in court on Thursday, but requested through his agent that the case be adjourned until Aug. 26 to receive additional disclosure from the Crown’s office over these matters.
Thurber was charged last year after RCMP recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property they found in a Coaldale storage unit.
Coaldale RCMP, following up on information they received from a local business, searched the storage unit last June and discovered more than $100,000 worth of stolen property. Police reported the property was stolen from area break-ins or obtained by identity theft through fraudulent use of a credit card.
The stolen property included two cargo trailers,15 welders, a $9,000 wicker patio set, various power tools, air compressors, a snow blower, ladders, new light fixtures, generators and RV accessories. Most of the stolen property was returned to the owners.
Police said the offences were committed in several areas, including Bassano, Coaldale, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge and Taber.
-With files from Delon Shurtz

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