Man jailed, faces more charges

Jail time is likely for a man who pleaded guilty on Thursday to 21 counts of fraud, forgery and possession of forged documents.

Jail time is likely for a man who pleaded guilty on Thursday to 21 counts of fraud, forgery and possession of forged documents.

Calgary resident Clifton Thomas Short, 35, appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday, via closed-circuit TV from the Calgary Remand Centre.

Represented by Red Deer lawyer Kevin Schollie, Short is charged with numerous offences, including using another man’s name to lift more than $5,000 from his account at a bank.

Charges also include forging a driver’s licence and social insurance card as well as having a number of forged cheques in his possession.

In entering guilty pleas on his client’s behalf, Schollie asked that sentencing be adjourned for two months to give Short time to get his affairs in order, considering that a period of incarceration is likely.

Judge Jim Mitchell granted the adjournment and also granted Short a release from custody, including cash bail of $1,000.

Short faces a similar set of charges in Calgary, where he was also released on bail, but remains in custody because he has not yet raised the $1,000 deposit.

He is to enter a plea on the Calgary charges in Calgary on Oct. 4.

Short returns to Red Deer for sentencing on Nov. 21.

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