Fraud and theft charges against Broad Cove woman dropped
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.