Ev­i­dence slows down fraud case

The Compass - - NEWS -

A rather large ev­i­dence pack­age in the case of a Car­bon­ear woman fac­ing fraud charges is slow­ing down the court process.

Deb­o­rah Jean Pen­ney, 55, did not ap­pear at court last Wed­nes­day and is charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, falsi- fy­ing doc­u­ments, and ut­ter­ing forged doc­u­ment.

Dur­ing a court call at Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court, de­fence lawyer Erin Breen re­quested ad­di­tional time to go over the file, which in­cludes fi­nan­cial state­ments, and con­tinue her dis­cus­sions with the crown pros­e­cu­tor on the case.

Pen­ney’s ar­rest in April fol- lowed a nine-month Trin­ity Conception RCMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The Car­bon­ear com­pany she worked for filed a com­plaint with po­lice.

Judge Jac­que­line Brazil granted Breen the ad­di­tional time she needed and the mat­ter was held over till Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Har­bour Grace.

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