In 2012, our client fraudulently obtained and used the credit card of a 90-year-old for whom she was responsible as an orderly. This was an aggravating factor under the Criminal Code. Our client had made purchases of over $7000.
We requested the preparation of a pre-sentence report, which was very positive. We demonstrated that our client was in financial distress at the time of the event, which drove her to commit the fraud. She didn’t buy any luxury goods and she primarily used the money to provide for her young children. Our client had no prior convictions.
The judge agreed to our request and ordered our client to perform a significant amount of community service in addition to reimbursing the full amount that she had defrauded over a relatively long period.