Disgraced Alberta official denied parole in fraud case
Former head of AADAC defrauded province of $634,000
The National Parole Board has turned down a request from the man who defrauded the province of Alberta of $634,000 while head of an addictions agency.
Lloyd Carr, former executive director of the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), admitted to diverting money from the program into his own accounts between 2004 and 2006 to support a gambling addiction.
He was convicted of fraud in 2010 and sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail.
Carr, 49, also later 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, Man., as well as using a fake doctor's note to obtain sick leave to attend his trial in Alberta.
His sentence was increased another two-and-a-half years.
Carr was granted full parole in April of last year, but it was discovered that he lied to his parole supervisor about his employment, so his parole was revoked.
Carr is on a work release program and had filed a request for day parole but the board said no.
In their ruling, board members are quoted saying "your past history of utter dishonesty show your words really have no impact."
Carr will remain behind bars.
With files from CBC's Janice Johnston