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Crown seeks four-year prison sentence for Paige Imola

Paige Imola was found guilty in May of fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime in connection with funds taken from digital media firm Ball Media Corp.

The 51-year old wrote more than $350,000 in fraudulent cheques to herself and to her son who did not work at the company.

Imola freely used the company credit cards for thousands of dollars in personal purchases that ranged from theatre tickets to vacations.

It took five-and-a-half years from the time she was charged until the verdict. Her husband, Luigi Imola, 52, faced the same charges as his wife but was acquitted.

Assistant Crown attorney Larry Brock asked the judge to impose a penitentiary term of four years on Imola while a newly hired defence lawyer, Scott Bergman, said he would be asking for a conditional sentence.

Read more at Brantford Expositor

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.