47-year-olds Woman Pleaded Guilty and is Going to Jail for Stealing $2.4M from Minor Hockey Association

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A 47-year-old woman, Jennifer Guertin from the Town of Georgina , has been sentenced to 48 months in jail after pleading guilty to defrauding the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) of about $2.4 million.

In November 2018, York Regional Police launched an investigation after receiving a report for missing funds and Guertin was charged in June 2019.

During the investigation it was discovered that as Guertin time as director of finance with the organization, she stole about $2.4 million.

On Sept. 29 2021, Guertin pleaded guilty to:

  • theft over $5,000, breach of trust,
  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
  • and unauthorized use of a computer with intent to commit an offence

Guertin was given an 48-month jail sentence and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to the OMHA.

Investigators are insisting that anyone with information or who may have had financial dealings with the accused to contact the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6612, or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously. This article was originally sourced by CP24.