Fraud and theft charges against Broad Cove woman dropped

The Compass - - COMPASS -

A long- run­ning court case against a 38-year-old Broad Cove woman came to an un­ex­pected con­clu­sion July 16 when the pros­e­cu­tion asked for all charges to be dropped.

The North Shore Re­gional De­vel- op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion in Western Bay ac­cused for­mer em­ployee Sherry Cull of fraud and theft over $5,000 in Septem­ber 2011.

Cull was an of­fice clerk for the as­so­ci­a­tion when she was ac­cused of de­fraud­ing them and steal­ing money.

Crown at­tor­ney An­drew White, ap­pear­ing on be­half of Danny Vava­sour, re­quested Judge Jac­que­line Brazil “with­draw both counts” be­cause the Crown “no longer had a rea­son­able prospect of con­vic­tion.”

Two rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the or­ga­ni­za­tion were in court to wit­ness the pro­ceed­ings.

Cull was not in court for the ses- sion, but so­lic­i­tor Dei­dre Bad­cock rep­re­sented her on be­half of le­gal aid lawyer Kevin Baker. Bad­cock ex­plained the de­fence and the pros­e­cu­tion agreed on with­draw­ing the charges.

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