|Man accused of Escapade Festival theft appears in court |
Nick Vachon, 26, was arrested in Aruba and brought back to Ottawa
A co-founder of the Escapade Music Festival accused of stealing more than $600,000 in proceeds from the festival's ticket and liquor sales on the Canada Day weekend has been arrested and appeared in an Ottawa court Wednesday.
Nick Guindon-Vachon, 26, was formally charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000, Ottawa police confirmed. He was remanded into custody and will appear in court again by video on Friday.
Guindon-Vachon was arrested by the Aruban Police in the City of Oranjestad, Aruba, and Ottawa police travelled to Aruba and brought him back to Ottawa Tuesday.
Guindon-Vachon was a partner in DNA Presents, the company that staged the two-day electronic music festival.
Michael O'Farrell, another partner with the company, said he and his colleagues discovered the money missing from a vault at festival venue Ottawa Stadium the day after the festival. Guindon-Vachon had also disappeared the same day.
Police issued a warrant for Guindon-Vachon's arrest and a rental vehicle he had used was found at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal.