Conditional Discharge for Four Counts of Fraud Over $5000

A breach of trust case involved a client being charged with defrauding her employer with Four Counts of Fraud Under $5,000. Crown was initially seeking a jail sentence. Waugh & Associates negotiated a plea whereby the client plead guilty to only one count and the other three counts were stayed by the Crown. The client had no criminal record. At sentencing, Waugh & Associates advocated for a Conditional Discharge (a term of probation after which, if successfully completed, the client would not receive a criminal record). The presiding judge accepted our submissions and found that this was one of those “rare and exceptional cases” in which a discharge was appropriate, and did impose a Conditional Discharge.

Outcome: Non-Jail Sentence. No Criminal Record.