Bank robbing ex-MRU student president awaits sentence

A former Mount Royal University student association president who robbed a credit union last year will be sentenced in September.

Former Mount Royal University student leader Meghan Melnyk to be sentenced in September

Former university student leader Meghan Melnyk, pictured here in August 2012, will be sentenced in September for robbing a bank last year. (CBC)

A former Mount Royal University student association president who robbed a credit union last year will be sentenced in September.  

Meghan Melnyk said she had a gambling problem and couldn't pay her rent when she robbed a southeast Calgary Servus Credit Union in February 2012.

During sentencing submissions, the court was told Melnyk has completed a gambling recovery program and has been volunteering as a keynote speaker with the organization.  

Defense counsel argued Melnyk is a suitable candidate for community supervision but the Crown asked provincial court Judge Anne Brown to impose a sentence of up to four years.