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Man facing stolen property charges in resolution discussions

By Tim Kalinowski on August 27, 2021.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com

A man facing nearly 50 charges of possession of stolen property is still engaged in potential resolution discussions with the Crown.
Lethbridge lawyer Scott Hadford, who represents the accused, Gerald David Thurber, 53, told the court on Thursday he was hopeful of making progress on the case at his next appearance on Sept. 15.
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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