A Saskatchewan cattle rancher, who pleaded guilty to possession of 1.2 million dollars of stolen farm equipment, will serve his sentence in the community.
40 year old Iain Stables of Donovan received a conditional sentence of two years less a day, followed by three years of probation.
One year will be spent on electronic monitoring and he must participate in mental health treatment.
Stables was also ordered to pay 111-thousand dollars restitution to two companies and two individuals.
Those payments will be made over the next five years.
The thefts occured south and west of Saskatoon.
A provincial court judge accepted the joint submission from the crown and defense.
The charges were laid nearly two years ago.
Stable’s case proceeded through the Mental Health Strategy docket.