Two charged in re­la­tion to fake ref­er­ence let­ters

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

SYD­NEY — Two peo­ple have been charged af­ter al­legedly sub­mit­ting phoney ref­er­ence let­ters dur­ing a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing last year for a Glace Bay man.

Kurt Alan Ma­cLen­nan, 34, of Har­ring­ton Street, is charged with ut­ter­ing forged doc­u­ments while Candice Ma­cLen­nan, 31, also of Har­ring­ton Street, is charged with forgery and ut­ter­ing a forged doc­u­ment. Dur­ing pro­vin­cial court ap­pear­ances Mon­day, Candice Ma­cLen­nan had her case re­ferred to restora­tive jus­tice and is to re­turn to court Aug. 21 for a sta­tus re­port. The pro­gram is an al­ter­na­tive to the reg­u­lar court process. Kurt Ma­cLen­nan is to re­turn to court June 26 for plea.

The charges stem from a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing in Novem­ber 2016 for Kurt Ma­cLen­nan dur­ing which the Crown raised con­cerns about two let­ters sub­mit­ted on Ma­cLen­nan’s be­half. One let­ter was from a Hockey Nova Sco­tia zone co-or­di­na­tor who stated Ma­cLen­nan was a key as­set to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s team of ref­er­ees. How­ever, the Crown noted the in­di­vid­ual who signed the doc­u­ment stated no such let­ter was ever pre­pared for Ma­cLen­nan. The sec­ond let­ter was from Ma­cLen­nan’s for­mer union, Lo­cal 759 CUPE and made ref­er­ence to a suc­cess­ful ar­bi­tra­tion in Ma­cLen­nan’s favour, which proved to be also false.

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