Former Le­gion em­ployee charged with theft

Wo­man al­leged to have taken over $25,000

The Labradorian - - Front Page - BY EVAN CAREEN

A Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay wo­man charged with al­legedly steal­ing money from the lo­cal Royal Cana­dian Le­gion branch made an ap­pear­ance in pro­vin­cial court on Aug. 27.

Sonya Gar­land is be­ing charged with a sin­gle count of theft over $5,000 for al­legedly steal­ing the money be­tween Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2014, when she worked for the Le­gion.

Ac­cord­ing to the pros­e­cu­tor in the case, Jen­nifer Standen, the Le­gion had a foren­sic au­dit done and dis­cov­ered a sub­stan­tial sum of money was miss­ing. Fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the RCMP, Gar­land was charged with al­legedly steal­ing just over $25,000 over the three­year pe­riod.

Gar­land asked the court for more time to se­cure a lawyer and her case was put over un­til Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Happy Val­ley-Goose Bay pro­vin­cial court.

The Labradorian con­tacted the Le­gion for com­ment but did not re­ceive a re­sponse as of press time.

EVAN CAREEN

A former em­ployee of the lo­cal Royal Cana­dian Le­gion is be­ing charged with theft from the branch.

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