Ontario woman pleads guilty after $2.4M minor hockey fraud
Jennifer Guertin was formerly association's director of finance
A Georgina, Ont. woman has pleaded guilty to a series of charges linked to a $2.4 million fraud of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).
In a press release issued Thursday, York Regional Police said 47-year-old Jennifer Guertin had pleaded guilty to charges including theft over $5,000 and breach of trust.
The investigation stretches back to November of 2018. That's when, police say, officers with the financial crimes unit got a report about missing funds from the OMHA.
Investigators discovered that during Guertin's tenure as director of finance, she had stolen about $2.4 million from the association. She was later charged in June of 2019.
Guertin was sentenced to two years behind bars and ordered to pay $100,000 to the hockey association, police say.