The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 66, was convicted of robbing the bank on Sept. 11, 2020. He still has not been sentenced. (Chilliwack Progress file)

The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 66, was convicted of robbing the bank on Sept. 11, 2020. He still has not been sentenced. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack bank robber has ‘second thoughts’ about joint sentencing submission at last minute

Dean Evan Kinley, 66, robbed the Scotiabank downtown in 2017

The 66-year-old man who robbed the downtown Chilliwack Scotiabank in 2017 was set to be sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Friday but he backed away from the joint submission at the last minute.

Dean Evan Kinley was convicted on Sept. 11, 2020 after a five-day trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack.

Kinley robbed the downtown Scotiabank on Oct. 10, 2017.

Crown counsel Henry Waldock and Kinley’s lawyer Paul McMurray were set to enter a joint submission in court on June 25, but McMurray told the court that Kinley had “second thoughts” about the agreement.

Waldock said he was “disappointed” and that he knew he could not force Kinley to agree to the joint submission, which he called a “good deal.”

“I can’t force him to proceed today on an agreement that he isn’t agreeing to,” Waldock said, adding that now the Crown will be seeking more jail time than was agreed to.

“I will be looking for something steeper than was offered in the joint submission.”

Kinley was charged with one count of robbery after the incident that occurred just after 1 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2017 at the bank on the corner of Yale Road and Princess Avenue across the street from the courthouse.

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Kinley – who Court Services Online says goes by aliases Deano, Dino, and Jesse McCartney – was also sentenced to 30 days jail for a theft six days before the bank robbery in Chilliwack.

Shortly after the bank robbery, the RCMP dog unit and other officers descended on the bank, some circled the adjacent neighbourhood, looking for the thief.

Kinley has a long history with the criminal justice system, not just in Chilliwack but he also has convictions from Surrey and Victoria.

In 2006, he was convicted after being charged with two counts of robbery and one count of robbery using a firearm connected to three separate incidents.

And in 2010 he was convicted of robbing the Plaza Liquor Store and the Vedder Road Subway in Chilliwack.

Part of what will be at issue at his sentencing is whether he will be put on a long-term offender order or if he will be handed a fixed sentence followed by parole.

The sentencing hearing is now delayed until the fall.


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