The woman who pled guilty to taking more than 120-thousand dollars from MLA Rob Flemming’s constituency office will find out next week if she will spend time behind bars.
A B.C. Supreme Court heard sentencing arguments Thursday.
Marnie Offman broke down in tears as her attorney, Jeff Johnson, spoke of her near debilitating remorse for her actions.
Johnson maintained that she used some of the money to help other people but offered no evidence to Crown.
He argued Offman should have a conditional sentence, saying jail time would serve no purpose and not aid in her rehabilitation.
Offman pled guilty to altering 198 constituency checks over six years to increase their value and take the extra amount.
Johnston bringing up that bank sent processed cheques back to const office. Says also systemic lack of leg oversight. #bcpoli
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The judge expressed surprise that such an unsophisticated approach was successful and not detected by legislative accounting.
Crown is asking for two to three years behind bars and defence is arguing for a conditional sentence.