A former finance manager at the Windsor Airport pleaded guilty to theft after skimming the airport nearly $220,000.
An airport audit showed more than $400,000 disappeared between April 2013 and December 2015. Investigators believe Jamie Grabijas took just over $200,000; she has admitted to stealing $40,000.
The 56-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Grabijas was in charge of counting and depositing cash collected from the cafe and parking at the airport. The safe was in her office and she would regularly take money from it.
The airport claimed $400,000 from theft insurance, while Grabijas cashed in her retirement savings and sold her home to pay the airport nearly $65,000.
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