Charges withdrawn against bank robbing accomplices

The South Dundas Justice Building in Morrisburg, Ont. (Newswatch Group, Bill Kingston, File)

MORRISBURG – Charges against two North Dundas women, each accused of taking part in bank robberies in Winchester and South Mountain, have had their charges withdrawn.

A charge of robbery against Candice Moore, 28, and charges of attempting and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence against Brittany Tessier, 29, were quashed during a court appearance in Morrisburg Tuesday (May 10).

It comes a week after the main perpetrator in the bank robberies – 51-year-old Daniel Beauregard – was given a five year prison sentence after pleading guilty to robbery, attempted robbery, disguise with intent and breach of probation.

The BMO on Main Street in Winchester was robbed of $2,770 shortly after it opened Nov. 13, 2015. Moore was accused of being involved in that robbery.

There was also an attempted robbery on Dec. 8, 2015 at the Scotiabank in South Mountain but police were able to arrest Beauregard and Tessier before the robbery went down.

With time already served, Beauregard will spending a little less than four-and-a-half years in prison, if he completes his full sentence.