Friday, April 17, 2015

Bank teller sentenced for theft

SUMMERSIDE — A former city bank employee has been sentenced for stealing thousands of dollars from sick and elderly clients.

Heather Sue Morrison, 56, of Sherbrooke was sentenced Tuesday to three months in jail, plus three years of probation.

A request for her to serve her time in jail on weekends so she could continue with her extensive and long-standing volunteer work, was denied.

She was also ordered to pay back $20,491 to her former employer.

In sentencing Morrison, Judge Jeff Lantz made it clear that the court was granting leniency in this case because of her terminal cancer prognosis.

Otherwise, said Lantz, the gravity of the offence, given the position of trust she was in and her choice of vulnerable victims, would have warranted a harsher sentence.

Morrison was employed with the Bank of Montreal in Summerside between 2002 and 2014 as a financial services co-ordinator and backup teller.

In December of 2013, BMO corporate security approached Summerside Police Services with a case it had been working on involving Morrison. Branch management had received complaints from a handful of customers regarding unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts.

In total, $20,491 was taken from 16 accounts via several transactions over about 10 months.

Morrison was charged following a police investigation and pleaded guilty to theft over $5,000 in January 2015.

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Bank teller sentenced for theft

1 comment:

Barbara said...

She was able to steal for that long undetected?