Convicted fraudster and former Alberta bureaucrat Lloyd Carr will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty in November to forgery and attempted fraud charges in Flin Flon, Man.
Carr admitted to using a forged University of Calgary bachelor of social work degree to get a job as a mental health worker with the NOR-MAN Health Authority in Flin Flon, as well as using a fake doctor's note to obtain sick leave.
Carr told NOR-MAN officials he had bowel cancer and had to travel to Winnipeg for surgery when he needed the time off for the sentencing hearing in Edmonton
In April, Carr was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for defrauding the Alberta government of $634,000 while he was the executive director of the tobacco-reduction program at the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).
He admitted funnelling money from the program into his own accounts between 2004 and 2006 to support a gambling addiction.
Carr was granted day and full parole by the National Parole Board on Sept. 22 and was released to a halfway house on Nov. 15. Full parole is scheduled to take effect June 16.
While the board called Carr a "person with a history of dishonesty" and noted his self-admitted gambling addiction, members did not believe he is a risk to violently reoffend.
Carr must adhere to a number of parole conditions including abstaining from gambling, participating in psychological and addiction counselling and providing full financial disclosure to his parole supervisor.
He will be sentenced on the Manitoba charges early next month.