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Thief who broke in to B.C. judge's home sentenced to time served

Corbyn Mendoza Moore broke into the False Creek home of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent.
Vancouver Provincial Court.

A Vancouver man who broke into a B.C. Supreme Court judge’s home and robbed it while he was asleep has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Corbyn Mendoza Moore, 34, has been in custody for four months but received six months’ credit for the stay. He'll be released with the intention he'll attend an addiction treatment centre.

Crown prosecutor Chris Johnson told Vancouver Provincial Court Judge Patricia Stark in April that the False Creek home Moore broke into was that of B.C. Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent.

He said Moore took iPads and credit cards, keys and key fobs. He even got a court security pass card.

Johnson said Moore was identified on CCTV by an officer with the Vancouver Police Department. The two had gone to high school together. That led to the charge of breaking and entering.

The judge addressed Moore and the impacts of his actions.

“This was a break-in to someone’s home, the place where they’re supposed to feel secure,” she said. “That deprived them of their feelings of security and safety.”

“You took their personal belongings that were important,” she added. “They had to spend hours replacing them.”

Stark also gave Moore 18 months of probation.