Woman who stole from employers going to jail for 14 months

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A woman who stole thousands of dollars from her former employers at the Urban Rootz Hair Studio is going to jail.

Shelley Annette Taylor, who was convicted in November of theft and fraud over $5,000, was sentenced Friday to serve 14 months in the provincial correctional centre on each of the three charges against her.

All sentences will run concurrently. Upon release from custody she will spend two years on probation.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas ordered Taylor to pay restitution in the sum of $16,000.

Any financial losses in excess of that will have to be recovered through a civil action.

Douglas said the court had difficulty trying to arrive at the total loss suffered by the owners of the salon because of an absence of documentation.

But he said the Crown had proven at least $16,000 had been taken from the business by Taylor.

This is her second conviction for employee theft.

Several years ago she took $193,000 from the Montague Credit Union.

Taylor's former employers at Urban Rootz were happy with the judge's decision.

Taylor showed little response to the sentence and said nothing as she was led away.

Organizations: Montague Credit Union, Taylor's

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