Regina v. P.N.S. [February 2017] – Fraud from employer

Section 380 of the Criminal Code of Canda – Fraud from employer over $5000.00

P.N.S. was responsible for making cash deposits for her employer. P.N.S. was going through financial difficulty, and as a result, P.N.S. kept some of the cash she was supposed to deposit. The feeling of guilt ended up being too much for P.N.S. to bear, and she turned herself into her employer shortly after. P.N.S. was charged with theft over $5,000. This was a traditional “trust theft”, where jail is almost always the inevitable result of a finding of guilt. Sean Fagan successfully resolved the matter by way of a conditional discharge, a sentence that is only granted in extraordinary circumstances for this type of crime.