Former Laurier student receives 8-month sentence for residence break-ins

Hyun Jin Na, a former Wilfrid Laurier University student, was sentenced on May 10 for stealing various electronics and other items from numerous student residence buildings in Waterloo.

Reported by CTV Kitchener, Na received an eight-month sentence, minus six days already spent in custody. According to CTV, Na had pleaded guilty in the fall to 12 counts of breaking and entering, with 44 other charges that were withdrawn.

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From Aug. 2014 to Nov. 2015, Na resided in multiple student residence buildings in the Waterloo region, as reported in court documents. While living in these buildings, Na manipulated key cards to gain access to other apartments to steal various electronics, including phones and watches.

According to CTV, police used the Find My Mac application to trace the stolen computers to Na’s mother’s house. Na later told investigators that many of the stolen items were sold to buyers in China.

The Crown had been seeking a 15-month sentence, however Na’s lawyer had argued for a sentence of two to three months.

In court on May 10, Na offered an apology, as reported by CTV.

“I am greatly remorseful for what I did,” Na said. “I am going to do more work for society from now on.”

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