Crown seeks jail time for former Big Brothers Big Sisters exec

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The Crown attorney in the case against the former executive of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough, Ont. is pushing for an 18-month prison sentence against the woman who defrauded the organization.

Darlene Edwards-Evans pleaded guilty June 1 to one count of fraud over $5,000 for defrauding BBBS of close to $120,000 between August 9, 2005 and October 17, 2014, while she was executive director.

The 50-year-old paid the full restitution amount of $107,016.94, according to her lawyer.

Assistant Crown attorney Lisa Wannamaker argued for an 18-month jail term followed by two years of probation, while Edwards-Evans’ lawyer sought a conditional sentence for his client.

Edwardes-Evans opened a bank account in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ name, unbeknownst to the agency’s board of directors, in August 2005.

She deposited cheques totalling $119,486.32 without the organization’s knowledge and between 2009 and 2014, transferred $107,016.94 to her own bank account.

Read more at The Peterborough Examiner

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.