Man pleads guilty to fraud
A man who pledged $7.5 million to a British Columbia junior hockey team has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fraud charge.
Mike Gould of Calgary was charged with fraud and using a forged document over allegations he wrote bad cheques to a Cranbrook, B.C., restaurant.
The owner of Northwest Grill claimed Gould hosted a dinner for the hockey team and others after making the multimillion-dollar announcement last October, but the $8,000 banquet bill went unpaid.
Restaurant owner Jolene Salanski claimed cheques were provided to cover the costs, but there were insufficient funds in the accounts.
Gould’s lawyer made the guilty plea to the fraud charge on Gould’s behalf in Cranbrook provincial court on Tuesday.