Two charged in relation to fake reference letters
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.