In prison, it’s Miller time — again
Adrian Miller is back in jail.
The 26-year-old Thompson Rivers University student-politician, who has attracted more attention for his recent crime spree than his roles on the school’s senate and board of governors, admitted last week to once again breaching his house-arrest sentence.
In April, Miller was given 125 days of house arrest after pleading guilty to a long list of charges including theft, mischief, fraud and possession of stolen property.
He breached the terms three weeks later, after he was found out and about when he was supposed to be at home.
After admitting that breach, Miller was released from custody in late May.
Last week, he was once again spotted in the community while his curfew was in effect.
Miller was arrested, applied for bail and was denied. He then admitted the breach and was sentenced to nine days in jail.
When he gets out, Miller will continue to be bound by his house-arrest terms.
Miller had been on probation stemming from a mischief conviction last spring in Prince George. In that instance, he trashed an apartment he was living in while in the process of being evicted.
In Kamloops, he breached the conditions of that probation order a number of times.
He also racked up new substantive charges, first in February when he stole jewelry and electronics from his landlords before pawning much of the loot for cash.
Miller tried to pin the thefts on a fictitious burglar and was charged with mischief for reporting a false crime.
In March, Miller was charged with fraud after returning for cash items he hadn’t purchased at The Real Canadian Superstore in Sahali.
Miller had been in custody for a month before pleading guilty and receiving his house arrest sentence.
In addition to his elected positions at TRU, Miller unsuccessfully sought a seat on the Kamloops-Thompson school district’s board of education last fall.
He also has an ongoing lawsuit against TRU, claiming the school has been negligent in its dealings with him as a student.
Miller’s house-arrest sentence imposed in April will end in mid-August.
Officials from TRU were not immediately available to comment on Miller’s standing as a student or the status of his positions on the university’s senate and board of governors.
Miller was in jail on the day he was supposed to be sworn in as a board member, so he remains a member-elect.
He has attended meetings as a university senator.