Quebec man sentenced for million-dollar lobster theft

A judge recently sentenced a Quebec man to two years in prison for his role in stealing 37,000 pounds of frozen lobster in New Brunswick two years ago.

Dyno Facchino was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to participating in a 2016 plot to steal a transport truck in Croquet, N.B., before using it to steal a refrigerated unit that contained $1 million-worth of lobster, according to the RCMP. Police later tracked down the truck and unit, but the lobster was never found.

The RCMP arrested four men in 2017 in connection to the thefts and charged them. Three of them were from Quebec and one was a New Brunswick resident.

Facchino was the last to be sentenced. This April, Claude Robert, of Quebec, was sentenced to 73 months in prison for more than 20 theft offences. Keven Facchino-Lemay, of Quebec, was sentenced last year to nine months in jail and was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution. Ghislain LeBlanc, of New Brunswick, was sentenced in February 2019 to two years in prison.