It's off to jail for a Drumheller woman convicted of fraud for stealing from customer accounts at the local ATB Financial branch.
Rebecca Tucker was sentenced to nine months in a provincial institution on Friday, July 7, almost 11 months to the day after she was arrested.
The 37 year old was charged with 16 counts of fraud and 13 counts of drawing documents without authority.
Tucker, a former employee of the Drumheller ATB Financial, was accused of withdrawing just under $50,000 from 16 different accounts from November 2015 to November 2016. All of the victims were seniors.
The defense argued at her last court appearance that Tucker had suffered enough through public humiliation, loss of her home and her job, and asked for community service instead of jail. However, the judge disagreed and delivered a nine month jail term.
Tucker was also ordered to make restitution of more than $47,000 to ATB Financial, but it should be noted that restitution orders are often difficult to enforce.