Former staffer for MLA Rob Fleming pleads guilty to fraud

Marni Offman's offences tied to work at Victoria constituency office from 2009-2015.

A former constituency employee for Victoria MLA Rob Fleming pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Three other charges of theft or fraud against Marni Offman, 45, were stayed when she appeared in court.

The offences occurred between 2009 and 2015 and were tied to work at Fleming’s constituency office.

Special prosecutor Dirk Ryneveld says the judge granted a request that a psychiatric assessment be completed on the woman before sentencing.

He says it’s important to know why this happened and what may have promoted the crime.

Another court date has been set for Jan. 11, when the court will receive the psychiatric report and set a date for sentencing.

(CFAX)

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Police identify man found dead in Saanich, seek his backpack and shoes

Investigators seek shoes, backpack that Andrew Michael Sidor was seen wearing

Protester threatens citizen’s arrest at federal government event in Oak Bay

Police escort protester away after confronting federal minister

Uplands neighbourhood designated a national historic site

Feds make $4.3 million announcement in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Police expect second arrest ‘in the very near future’ after armed robbery

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Man launches petition to bring charter schools to B.C.

The move could see up to 20 charter schools come to the province

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

B.C. log export rules killing us, northwest harvester says

NorthPac Forestry says Skeena Sawmills has plenty of timber

Most Read