Saanich woman sentenced to jail for theft from mother

Woman receives 30-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to taking more than $300,000 from mother's bank account

  • Mar. 24, 2016 5:00 p.m.

A Saanich woman has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from her elderly mother.

Laurie Reynolds, 63, pled guilty to fraud in relation to a series of transfers from her mother’s bank account between 2009 and 2013.

“Having your life savings pillaged by someone you trusted is the ultimate betrayal” said  acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie with Saanich Police.  “Our Investigators are happy the courts have provided a clear message that vulnerable people in the community are not to be abused by anyone let alone family members who they love and trust.”

Saanich Police Financial Crimes section began an investigation into elder abuse in the summer of 2013, with detectives working with the victim and members of her family over the course of several months.

“Saanich Police executed a production order (warrant) on a bank account and were able to prove that Laurie had stolen over $300,000 from her mother,” said Leslie.

Those who believe they have witnessed financial abuse, or have become a victim themselves, are asked to report it to police.

 

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