Bank robbing ex-MRU student president awaits sentence
Former Mount Royal University student leader Meghan Melnyk to be sentenced in September
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.