Last of six sentenced in 50/50 charity fraud

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The last of six people who schemed to fix a weekly 50/50 charity draw has pleaded guilty and been sentenced. Joshua Terrance Smith, 24, pleaded guilty Monday in Charlottetown provincial court. Judge John Douglas sentenced him to 12 months’ probation and 50 hours’ community service.

Scheme devised by former employee of Murphy’s Community Centre

The judge also ordered Smith to pay restitution to the victim of the fraud, Murphy’s Community Centre in Charlottetown. Smith’s lawyer told court his client has already repaid $12,430.00 with another $3,000 still to come. Monday’s sentencing brings to an end the series of court appearances in recent weeks by six offenders. Court heard the scheme was devised by a former employee of Murphy’s Community Centre, Simon Gabriel Edison Hood, 23.

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.