Alleged Calgary fraudster released on bail pending 2019 trial

Jane Elizabeth Moore is accused of defrauding six people out of at least $360,000 between January 2016 and July 2017. She has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2001.

Jane Elizabeth Moore was charged with 399 counts of fraud and theft and held in custody since July 2017

Jane Moore, is accused of defrauding six people of more than $360,000 in 2016-2017. She was granted bail on June 29, 2018 and had a trial set for September 2019. (Left, Rick McDonough/right, Crime Stoppers)

A trial date has been set for Jane Elizabeth Moore, 43, who is facing numerous charges of fraud, theft and uttering threats. 

Moore, who has a lengthy criminal record for similar convictions, was granted bail Friday with a number of conditions, which include no contact with her six alleged victims, who live in the Strathmore and Langdon areas east of Calgary.

A three-week trial in Court of Queen's Bench has been set for September 2019. 

The accused's father, Robert Moore, provided a $3,000 cash surety and told the court he will ensure his daughter follows the conditions of her bail and promised to report any breaches to the court. 

The court heard that Jane Moore's living arrangements are still being settled, although she will be working at a daycare facility in a private home in the southeast community of New Brighton.

Some of the other conditions include that she not use illicit drugs or carry any weapons. She must also stay at home at all times unless she is travelling to work, counselling treatment or a personal emergency. 

Moore was originally facing 399 charges. However, the charges were condensed into a nine-count information earlier this year.

In 2003, she was convicted of fraud, uttering a forged document, failing to attend court and breaching a court order. She was given a two-year suspended sentence.

In 2010, she was sentenced to two years for 77 fraud- and theft-related charges.

Shortly after Moore was granted bail Friday, Justice Kristine Eidsvik turned to her and said she was lucky to have her father provide a surety, and added: "So don't disappoint." 

"I won't, thank you, your honour," was Moore's response. 


Bryan Labby

Enterprise reporter

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