Rhonda McCarthy, a Springwater, Ont. woman who was charged with defrauding multiple condominiums was sentenced earlier this week to more than four years in prison.
The 42-year-old was charged with misappropriating close to $1 million while working as bookkeeper and chief administrator at a property-management company.
McCarthy pleaded guilty to 18 counts of fraud in total.
For 16 of the fraud charges, she was sentenced to 30 months in jail for each count, to be served concurrently, and two years less a day for two other fraud charges, which will also be served concurrently.
McCarthy will also have to pay restitution of $909,891 to a variety of property-management companies. If that money isn’t paid back within six years, she’ll face the possibility of another three-years in jail.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.