B.C. bookkeeper who stole from employer jailed following Crown appeal

A Vancouver Island bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to defrauding her employer of more than $70,000 has received a two-year jail term following a Crown appeal of her sentence. In October 2020, Renee Patricia Merkel entered the guilty plea to one count of fraud over $5,000 for the offence committed against Errington Cedar Products Ltd., a […]
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