Guilty plea entered in Deborah Penney fraud case
The case involving a Carbonear woman charged with defrauding her employer is approaching its resolution.
Deborah Jean Penney, 56, is charged with fraud over $5,000, falsifying documents, forgery and uttering forged documents.
At provincial court in Harbour Grace Wednesday, defence lawyer Ellen O’Gorman entered in a guilty plea on the fraud over $5,000 charge. O’Gorman appeared on behalf of Penney’s lawyer Erin Breen. Penney was not present in the courtroom. There were no pleas entered on the other three counts that Penney is charged with. It is expected they’ll be dealt with when the case is next heard on Sept. 15
In the meantime, a pre-sentencing report will be prepared and presented in the fall.
Penney was arrested last spring following a nine-month investigation. The charges span a four-year period that ended in 2014.