Amanda Jean O'Connell, 37, sentenced to seven months in jail for stealing $50,000 from Holland College student union
A former Holland College student union employee who stole more than $50,000 from her employer was sentenced Wednesday in P.E.I. Supreme Court to serve seven months in the provincial correctional centre.
Amanda Jean O'Connell, age 37, had pleaded guilty to charges of theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.
Supreme Court Justice Wayne Cheverie sentenced O'Connell to seven months on each count, with both sentences to run concurrently.
Upon release from custody O'Connell will be placed on probation for two years, during which time she must undergo assessment, counseling and treatment, if required, for any underlying issue that may have contributed to the commission of these offences.
Cheverie also ordered the accused to perform 200 hours of community service work, 100 hours for each offence.
She must also write a letter of apology to the Holland College student union.
In total, O'Connell defrauded and stole $53,723.53. She has already paid back $37,025. As part of her probation O'Connell has been ordered to make restitution in the sum of $16,698.53.