Nanaimo (October 7, 2019) – Jennifer Elizabeth Wood from Nanaimo was sentenced for defrauding two local businesses of almost $43,000 on October 3. She performed a fraudulent return scheme on her former employer Slegg Building Materials in 2016 and drove away from a Canadian Tire in Nanaimo without paying for her car repairs in 2017.
Judge Brian Harvey sentenced Jennifer Elizabeth Wood from Nanaimo for defrauding two local businesses in provincial court in Nanaimo on October 3. The single mother of two children performed a fraudulent return scheme on her former employer Slegg Building Materials. During a period of six months in 2016, Wood transferred the money of 10 returns ranging between under $100 to more than $8,700 into her own bank account. The total amount adds up to $41,171.
In 2012, Wood has already been convicted of fraud under $5,000 for defrauding an employer. Back then, she was fraudulently loading gift cards at the former Nanaimo Zellers location.
In September 2017, she was arrested for defrauding Slegg Building Materials and on November 21, 2017 – the day after her first court session – the 36-year-old drove away from a Canadian Tire in Nanaimo using a spare key without paying for the $1,800 repair that was conducted on her car.
The psychological assessment showed that Wood suffers from mild depression and underlying anxiety, according to NanaimoNewsNow. In provincial court in Nanaimo, Judge Brian Harvey sentenced her to 90-days in prison on October 3, 2019. After she pleaded guilty, her defense counsel Kelly Bradshaw requested the 90-day intermittent sentence her client was given.
Wood will serve the sentence on weekends and is put on probation for 3 years. During this time, she is ordered to stay away from all Canadian Tire and Slegg Building Materials in B.C. Additionally, she has been ordered to finish counseling, 100 hours of community work service and to repay all of the money she stole.