I wrote about this back in February of 2010 and then promptly forgot about it. I heard a brief thing on CBC Radio about her on the drive home from work today. Paulette Dumont’s case was moved from her small Saskatchewan town to the provincial capital of Regina so she could plead her case in French (away from most who’d know her, too).
Paulette Dumont, a volunteer at Our Lady of Assumption church in the town southwest of Regina, admitted to fraud and theft over $5,000 in connection with 63 fraudulent cheques worth more than $70,000 issued between January 2002 and May 2004.
CBC said the sentence would be 2 years conditional and served from home rather than jail.
Court heard 63 fraudulent cheques were issued between January 2002 and May 2004.
Under the terms of her house arrest, Dumont will be under electronic monitoring for the first six months.
The remaining 18 months she has to observe a curfew and meet as required with her probation worker.
The court did not set up a repayment schedule. It’s leaving the details up to the church.
Like they’ll ever see a fraction of that cash back in their coffers. I wonder what she thought she needed all that money for. Health issues? Overdrawn at the bank? Undisclosed gambling addiction? The possibilities are almost endless.