A young student in her first year of law school was charged with theft of under $5000 from her employer. Our client worked as a cashier in a lingerie store for 6 months.
The employer had noticed that the cash never balanced, so she installed a video camera above the checkout. The video evidence showed the theft of $1200 in the space of two months.
The prosecution requested a sentence of significant community service, while our firm argued for an absolute discharge, given that she risked not being able to become part of the Chambre des notaires du Québec if she were to receive a criminal record.
Despite the aggravating factor of theft from an employer specified in the Criminal Code, the court accepted our suggestion and considered that the evidence met the requirements under Section 730 CCC.