In depression, a manager cheats her Canadian Tire
A period of depression has plunged a woman into fraud with her employer for the past 30 years.
VS arole Leblanc, who acted as manager of the Canadian Tire in Sherbrooke, took advantage of returns made to the store to divert sums to his profit. Between December 2015 and December 2017, she defrauded Canadian Tire for more than $ 10,000.
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“At the time of the events, she was experiencing depression following a bereavement,” said her lawyer, Michel Dussault.
Justice Paul Dunnigan of the Court of Quebec imposed a nine-month sentence on Carole Leblanc to serve in the community and to perform 240 hours of community service.
It also remitted the amount of the refund fraud to Canadian Tire.
“I am considering the reimbursement in this matter. It is a custodial sentence, but in the community. You must meet all of the conditions or you will be serving this sentence in a detention facility, “said Justice Dunnigan.
She pleaded guilty to the charges that between December 14, 2015 and September 30, 2017, she defrauded the Canadian Tire by more than $ 5,000 and that between October 1, 2017 and December 1, 2017, she privately owned the same business less than $ 5,000.
Carole Leblanc will have to stay inside her residence until May. For the rest of the sentence, she must respect a curfew.
“She confessed to her employer. She pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, “said her lawyer, Michel Dussault.
He was banned from going to all Canadian Tire stores in the area by the court.
The sentence was imposed following a joint suggestion by defense lawyer Me Michel Dussault and the prosecuting attorney Me Louis Fouquet.