Our client was employed at a local pharmacy. Over the course of approximately two years, over $2,000.00 worth of merchandise was stolen from the store. After an investigation was launched and surveillance footage was consulted, they identified our client as the culprit.
The prosecution was initially seeking a jail sentence because the offence involved a prolonged breach of trust. However, after providing proof that our client had underlying mental health issues that resulted in a form of kleptomania and demonstrating that she was receiving treatment and had completed over forty hours of community service since her arrest, the charge was diverted.
RESULT: The charges against our client were withdrawn.