Victoriaville: 90 days in prison for a fraud of $ 76,000

A 50-year-old woman who defrauded the Victoriaville Figure Skating Club for just over $ 76,000 for a year and a half was sentenced to 90 days in prison.

Geneviève Alain, who had pleaded guilty last February, would normally have had a greater sentence, but “there will be a civil order for reimbursement. […] of $ 50,000 [qui viendra compenser]”, Mentioned the defense lawyer, Me Jean-Philippe Anctil, during the pronouncement of the sentence, Tuesday, at the courthouse of Victoriaville.

Between December 2015 and August 2017, Geneviève Alain, who acted as treasurer of the Victoriaville Figure Skating Club, made several fraudulent transfers to her bank account using false email addresses. The accused had been experiencing drug addiction problems since 2010, which could explain her act.

Anyway, his thefts have “deprived many young people for years […] trainers, equipment, outings “, mentioned the Crown prosecutor, Me Jean-Philippe Garneau, specifying” that there was never any money in the account. [malgré l’acharnement] volunteers at [en] to harvest [en faisant] fundraising ”.

When Ms. Alain’s criminal activities were discovered, the skating club sent her a formal notice and she reimbursed approximately $ 14,500, but it was too little too late. Criminal charges have been laid.

The accused expressed remorse during the hearing on Tuesday. “I’m sorry,” she said.

The judge of the Court of Quebec, Bruno Langelier, therefore endorsed the joint suggestion proposed by the Crown and defense lawyers, and sentenced Geneviève Alain to 90 days in prison, considering the order for reimbursement of $ 50,000. .

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