Theft, Fraud, Forgery and Property Offences Cases 2017
R. v. L.S., 2017
The client was charged with the indictable offence of theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to lay a new information with separate theft under $5000 counts, so that they would be summary offences, thereby allowing a conditional sentence outcome and no real jail. The client had to pay full restitution and received a conditional sentence order of 18 months, followed by 12 months’ probation. Normally, these types of offences would garner real jail.
R. v. R.S., 2017
The client was charged with theft under $5000. The matter was referred to the Alternative Measures Program and upon completion of the requirements, the charge was successfully withdrawn.