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Sentencing in Osoyoos case

A sentencing date of Sept. 3 has been set for an Osoyoos man who pleaded guilty to a charge of theft over $5,000 earlier this year.

Michael McWhinnie was facing charges of theft and fraud in relation to the theft of $40,000 from the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District. 

McWhinnie, a retired teacher, served as a trustee for the district for a number of years.

Most recently, his home on 33rd Street in Osoyoos went up in flames and was deemed to be a write-off by the Osoyoos Fire Department.

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