Woman ac­cused of hid­ing re­mains of six in­fants fac­ing fraud trial

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

WIN­NIPEG— A woman ac­cused of hid­ing the re­mains of six in­fants in a Win­nipeg stor­age locker is go­ing to trial on fraud charges. An­drea Gies­brecht is ac­cused of de­fraud­ing Man­i­toba’s Em­ploy­ment and In­come As­sis­tance, a pay­day loan com­pany and an un­named in­di­vid­ual. She also faces six charges of con­ceal­ing a body in re­la­tion to the re­mains found last year. Gies­brecht has been out on bail since the spring and left court quickly af­ter a trial was or­dered for the fraud charges. Matt Gould, her lawyer, says they tried to ne­go­ti­ate a set­tle­ment with the Crown that wouldn’t have in­volved jail time, but no agree­ment was reached. He says it could take a year be­fore the fraud charges make it to trial. “We feel, as her de­fence, that it’s in­ap­pro­pri­ate to add jail time to this type of charge. She was will­ing to ac­knowl­edge that pay­ing (the money) back was ap­pro­pri­ate,” Gould said Mon­day. The Cana­dian Press

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