No jail for man who defrauded weekly 50/50 fundraising draw

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A man who organized a scheme to defraud thousands of dollars from a community fundraising lottery will not be sent to jail. Simon Gabriel Edison Hood, 23, was sentenced to five months of house arrest.

Employee of the Murphy Community Centre

At sentencing Monday in Charlottetown provincial court, Hood did not speak. But he did hand over a cheque for $20,900 to pay back some of the money lost by Murphy Community Centre because of his fraud. According to agreed facts read in court, Hood was an employee of the community centre when he hatched a scheme to defraud its weekly 50/50 fundraising draw.

Read more about the 50/50 lottery fraud case at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.