Woman, 47, pleads guilty after Ontario Minor Hockey Association defrauded of $2.4M

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Police say a woman in Georgina, Ont., has pleaded guilty in a scheme that defrauded the Ontario Minor Hockey Association of $2.4 million.

York Regional Police say Jennifer Guertin, 47, pleaded guilty last month to one count each of theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, breach of trust, and unauthorized use of a computer with intent to commit an offence.

The force says Guertin was sentenced to 48 months behind bars and ordered to pay the association $100,000 in restitution.

Police say they began investigating reports of missing money at the OMHA in November 2018.

They say investigators found the accused had stolen roughly $2.4 million from the association while serving as its director of finance.

Police say Guertin was charged in June 2019.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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