A local woman accused of stealing from a cancer fundraiser will have to be a homebody for the next year.
 
Ashley Fredrickson was arrested in July of last year after organizers of a fundraiser for Brandon Hall noticed a large sum of money was missing after the event.
 
Fredrickson appeared in Drumheller Provincial Court last Friday, November 17 and changed her plea to guilty to a charge of theft under $5,000.
 
The 34 year old was in charge of a silent auction as part of an event to raise money to help the Hall family with Brandon's medical bills and associated expenses. The auction closed on April 30, 2016, but the money raised was never turned over.
 
Fredrickson was handed a conditional sentence of one year, the first six months of which are actual house arrest, with exceptions for attending work or education. For the final six months, she will be under a curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m..
 
Fredrickson was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service and to pay restitution of $2,458 to the Hall family.
 
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