Wood pleads guilty to theft in Saskatchewan


A Saskatchewan judge has handed former RM of La Broquerie administrator Lori Wood a suspended sentence after she plead guilty to theft in a Lloydminster courtroom.

Last April, Maidstone RCMP charged forty-year old Wood after receiving a complaint from Maidstone Arena Board, on which Wood participated as a volunteer board member. The complaint accused Wood of issuing cheques “without authorization” for which she was the beneficiary.

Corporal Fillion with the Maidstone RCMP confirmed that Wood attended Lloydminster Court on February 28. He says that Wood pled guilty to one count of theft under $5,000 in a joint submission between the Crown prosecutor and Wood’s defence.

As a result, she received a suspended sentence, six months probation and ordered to pay back restitution in the amount of $2,902.40 to the Maidstone Arena Board.

Wood was employed as administrator in the Town of Maidstone in Saskatchewan when the theft occurred. Prior to taking the brief position, Wood was employed with several Manitoba municipalities after she left position with the RM of La Broquerie amid a sea of controversy.

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