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Gambling Addict in Edmonton Convicted to Spend Weekends in Jail for Stealing

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Gambling addict from Edmonton, Alberta was given a weekend jail term for stealing from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Elizabeth Mallard was sentenced to 90 days in total, put on probation for 18 months and also has to give back the money she stole. She pleaded guilty of stealing twice. One of the thefts was over $5,000 and the other one under $5,000.

This was not Mallard’s first crime

Paul Sully, the Provincial Court Judge wrote in the decision that she stole a total of $15,750 from the Stollery Foundation between December 2010 and February 2011, where she was occupying the position of a financial manager.

Apparently, this was not the only crime conducted by Mallard, who also stole $1,723 from HF Resources Inc between November 2011 and January 2012, where she was also a finance manager.

According to the report, she conducted those crimes because of her addiction for playing online gambling in Canada. Additionally, she also had emotional problems and depression.

While she is on probation, she is not allowed to enter casinos, according to Canadian gambling laws and is also not allowed to work any handling-money related job.

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