R. v. Adrian (D.W.), (2014) 456 Sask.R. 178 (QB)

JudgeDanyliuk, J.
CourtCourt of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Case DateDecember 19, 2014
JurisdictionSaskatchewan
Citations(2014), 456 Sask.R. 178 (QB);2014 SKQB 413

R. v. Adrian (D.W.) (2014), 456 Sask.R. 178 (QB)

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Temp. Cite: [2015] Sask.R. TBEd. JA.022

Her Majesty the Queen v. Danielle Winter Adrian

(2013 QBNJ No. 2; 2014 SKQB 413)

Indexed As: R. v. Adrian (D.W.)

Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench

Judicial Centre of Saskatoon

Danyliuk, J.

December 19, 2014.

Summary:

The accused pleaded guilty to defrauding her employer of a sum of money exceeding five thousand dollars ($199,838.48).

The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench sentenced the accused to 30 months' imprisonment and ordered her to pay restitution of $199,838.48. The court also imposed a victim impact surcharge of $100.

Criminal Law - Topic 5792

Punishments (sentence) - Restitution - When appropriate - The 29 year old accused pleaded guilty (after the preliminary inquiry) to defrauding the real estate brokerage that employed her of a sum of money exceeding five thousand dollars - Over a period of two years and 10 months, the accused defrauded the brokerage of $199,838.48 - The fraud involved over 150 separate transactions - The viability of the brokerage was directly threatened - There were also devastating personal consequences on the owners of the brokerage - Despite opportunities to apologize and the ability to make partial atonement, the accused did neither - She concealed and destroyed records related to the fraud - Motivated by greed - She did not accept responsibility - Her lack of honesty continued after the offence by, inter alia, providing false information to the author of the presentence report - She was the mother of a four year old child - She had no plans for the child's care should she be incarcerated - The offence was a serious breach of trust - The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench sentenced the accused to 30 months' imprisonment - The court ordered the accused to pay restitution of $199,838.48, stating that "she is not entitled to just throw up her hands and claim she cannot or will not pay back any money" - The court also imposed a $100 victim impact surcharge - See paragraphs 36 to 82.

Criminal Law - Topic 5831.1

Sentencing - Considerations on imposing sentence - Offences involving breach of trust - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5792 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5859

Sentence - Fraud - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5792 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. C.A.M., [1996] 1 S.C.R. 500; 194 N.R. 321; 73 B.C.A.C. 81; 120 W.A.C. 81, refd to. [para. 23].

R. v. Knott (D.W.), [2012] 2 S.C.R. 470; 433 N.R. 38; 324 B.C.A.C. 1; 551 W.A.C. 1; 2012 SCC 42, refd to. [para. 24].

R. v. Ipeelee (M.), [2012] 1 S.C.R. 433; 428 N.R. 1; 288 O.A.C. 224; 318 B.C.A.C. 1; 541 W.A.C. 1; 2012 SCC 13, refd to. [para. 25].

R. v. Bethke (D.), [2014] 2 W.W.R. 627; 427 Sask.R. 135; 591 W.A.C. 135; 2013 SKCA 135, refd to. [para. 27].

R. v. Parkes (D.L.) (2014), 433 Sask.R. 305; 602 W.A.C. 305; 2014 SKCA 37, affing. (2012), 400 Sask.R. 175; 2012 SKQB 257, refd to. [para. 31].

R. v. Fast (R.J.) et al. (2014), 441 Sask.R. 92; 2014 SKQB 161, refd to. [para. 32].

R. v. Weatherbee (M.A.) (2014), 456 Sask.R. 196; 2014 SKPC 196, refd to. [para. 33].

R. v. Besler (J.) (2011), 382 Sask.R. 7; 2011 SKPC 134, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Dreger (C.D.) (2014), 351 B.C.A.C. 179; 599 W.A.C. 179; 307 C.C.C.(3d) 566; 2014 BCCA 54, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Germain (A.J.N.) (2010), 363 Sask.R. 232; 2010 SKPC 144, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Link (K.) (2013), 420 Sask.R. 49; 2013 SKQB 163, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Maskwa (D.) (2013), 411 Sask.R. 238; 2013 SKPC 15, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Gopher (G.) et al., [2006] 5 W.W.R. 659; 275 Sask.R. 226; 365 W.A.C. 226; 2006 SKCA 5, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. West (D.) (2012), 404 Sask.R. 231; 2012 SKPC 145, refd to. [para. 34].

R. v. Moulton (K.), [2002] 3 W.W.R. 443; 213 Sask.R. 130; 260 W.A.C. 130; 2001 SKCA 121, refd to. [para. 35].

R. v. Proulx (J.K.D.), [2000] 1 S.C.R. 61; 249 N.R. 201; 142 Man.R.(2d) 161; 212 W.A.C. 161; 2000 SCC 5, refd to. [para. 35].

R. v. Stone (C.) (2012), 401 Sask.R. 128; 2012 SKQB 274, refd to. [para. 62].

R. v. Castro (C.) (2010), 270 O.A.C. 140; 261 C.C.C.(3d) 304; 2010 ONCA 718, refd to. [para. 76].

R. v. McCullough (G.B.) (2002), 227 Sask.R. 124; 287 W.A.C. 124; 2002 SKCA 124, refd to. [para. 77].

R. v. Yates (A.E.) (2002), 174 B.C.A.C. 119; 286 W.A.C. 119; 169 C.C.C.(3d) 506; 2002 BCCA 583, refd to. [para. 78].

R. v. Patryluk (S.T.) (2002), 217 Sask.R. 309; 265 W.A.C. 309; 2002 SKCA 33, refd to. [para. 80].

Counsel:

Robin D. Ritter, for the Crown;

Angus McLean, Jr., for the accused.

This matter was heard by Danyliuk, J., of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, Judicial Centre of Saskatoon, who delivered the following judgment on December 19, 2014.

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    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Provincial Court of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    • March 11, 2015
    ...[para. 15]. R. v. Gopher (G.) et al. (2006), 275 Sask.R. 226; 365 W.A.C. 226; 2006 SKCA 5, refd to. [para. 17]. R. v. Adrian (D.W.) (2014), 456 Sask.R. 178; 2014 SKQB 413, refd to. [para. R. v. Link (K.) (2013), 420 Sask.R. 49; 2013 SKQB 163, consd. [para. 30]. R. v. Galna, 2005 CarswellOnt......
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