It appears one of the men given a one-way bus ticket from Saskatchewan to B.C. had plenty of reasons to leave – and legal reasons to stay.
Saskatchewan Social Services came under fire this week after 23-year-old Charles Neil-Curly and 21-year-old Jeremy Roy arrived in Vancouver. The pair said they had been given a one-way ticket, and had been living in a homeless shelter in North Battleford.
However, News Talk Radio has learned that Neil-Curly’s departure involves a number of unresolved issues.
A bench warrant was issued for Charles Neil – as he was known in the Battlefords – after he failed to appear in court twice following his arrest for driving with a suspended licence.
He was apparently given a ticket out of the province despite Neil having a court date scheduled in Unity for March 21 on these matters.
News Talk Radio has also learned that until last summer, Neil was living and working in the Battlefords area. He and his girlfriend had a new baby, and colleagues had given him furniture to help the couple out.
When Neil got a new car, however, he left his new family, leaving the high-interest payments behind.
Someone who knows his now ex-girlfriend has told News Talk Radio that she “has been to hell and back”.
According to his Facebook page, Neil has moved around the province since then. That is, until this week when he told the story of Social Services providing he and his friend with the tickets out of the province.