Christine Paige Imola, 51, has been sentenced to two and a half years in a penitentiary and has been ordered to pay back $500,000 to her former employer.
The sentencing comes on the heels of a guilty verdict levied on Imola, in connection with misappropriation of $500,000 from Ball Media, a Brantford based multi-media company where Imola was the former of director of operations.
Among the factors that led to such an extreme sentence, comes from Christine Imola’s position of trust that she held at the company. But also the fact that this was motivated by greed and was in no way impulsive, and the consequences her actions had on Ball Media and it’s employees.
During the trial, the court was told that Christine Imola was friendly with the media president John Ball and used a variety of company credit cards to make personal purchases. Including airline tickets or vacations, but also $35,000 in fake cheques including a salary for her son who didn’t work at the company.
The sentencing came five years after the initial charges were laid against her and Luigi Imola, her husband, who was found not guilty.
Read the full story at The Brantford expositor.