A local caregiver has pleaded guilty to stealing money from vulnerable residents she was looking after.
33-year-old Amanda Dunlop was a personal support worker with the Ontario March of Dimes. She pleaded guilty last Friday to four counts of fraud.
Court heard that between December 2010 and October 2011 Dunlop acquired cheques from her victims, that were either stamped with their signature, had their signature or were forged.
She then had the cheques certified and took them to a cash advance service and kept the money.
In total she defrauded her victims of just over 5 thousand dollars.
The Crown is seeking a 12- to 16-month jail sentence and an order for restitution to the victims.
(The Hamilton Spectator)