Former Penticton hockey executive sentenced for fraud

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The former Penticton Minor Hockey Association referee in chief was found to be offside in his dealings with their money.

Glenn Charbonneau, 40, who worked as the interim referee in chief in 2015, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud under $5,000 on Monday at Penticton provincial court. Charbonneau will serve a conditional sentence order of six months, in which he must remain at his residence for the first three months except to attend work or as permitted by his supervisor and will be under a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the last three months. He is also to have no contact with anyone he knows is involved or believes to be involved with the Penticton Minor Hockey Association.

“This will undoubtedly haunt him for the rest of his life,” said defence counsel Norman Yates. “It has already affected his children, it has already affected his relationship through family members … he has a long road ahead of him to try to deal with this.”

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.