Evidence slows down fraud case
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.