R. v. Reid (W.), (2004) 194 B.C.A.C. 18 (YukCA)

JudgeHall, Low and Lowry, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Yukon Territory)
Case DateJanuary 21, 2004
JurisdictionYukon
Citations(2004), 194 B.C.A.C. 18 (YukCA);2004 YKCA 4

R. v. Reid (W.) (2004), 194 B.C.A.C. 18 (YukCA);

    317 W.A.C. 18

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Temp. Cite: [2004] B.C.A.C. TBEd. FE.019

Her Majesty The Queen (appellant) v. Wendy Reid (respondent)

(YU00507; 2004 YKCA 4)

Indexed As: R. v. Reid (W.)

Yukon Court of Appeal

Hall, Low and Lowry, JJ.A.

January 21, 2004.

Summary:

The accused pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to 18 months conditional and two years' probation. The Crown appealed the sentence.

The Yukon Court of Appeal allowed the appeal.

Criminal Law - Topic 5854

Sentence - Theft - The accused, as head cashier at a food store, misappropriated approxi­mately $212,000 from her employer - 277 separate acts of theft over approxi­mately 3.5 years (approximately $750 per incident) - Threatened viability of business - Pleaded guilty to theft, but made unsuc­cessful efforts to have the plea withdrawn -Absence of remorse - Breach of trust - Pattern of theft was increasing - Planned and persistent conduct - Three months presentence custody - She and her now-estranged husband spent all the funds - No possibility of restitution - The Yukon Court of Appeal held that the sentencing judge erred in the circumstances by im­posing an 18 month conditional sentence, and substi­tuted a custodial sentence of 14 months - Further, the court struck out a probation order of two years.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Khan (M.) et al. (2002), 181 B.C.A.C. 3; 298 W.A.C. 3 (C.A.), consd. [para. 7].

R. v. Pierce (M.) (1997), 97 O.A.C. 253; 32 O.R.(3d) 321 (C.A.), consd. [para. 8].

R. v. Hoy (B.W.) (1998), 113 B.C.A.C. 155; 184 W.A.C. 155 (C.A.), consd. [para. 9].

R. v. Sweeney (J.R.) (1992), 7 B.C.A.C. 1; 15 W.A.C. 1; 71 C.C.C.(3d) 82 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Johnson (D.K.) (1996), 84 B.C.A.C. 261; 137 W.A.C. 261; 112 C.C.C.(3d) 225 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Washpan, [1994] Y.J. No. 79 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Wilson (H.M.), [2003] B.C.T.C. 414 (S.C.), consd. [para. 11].

R. v. Zenovitch, [2001] Y.J. No. 105 (S.C.), dist. [para. 11].

R. v. Bhalru - see R. v. Khosa (S.S.) et al.

R. v. Khosa (S.S.) et al. (2003), 190 B.C.A.C. 42; 311 W.A.C. 42 (C.A.), dist. [para. 12].

R. v. Dickens (N.C.), [2003] B.C.T.C. 537 (S.C.), consd. [para. 15].

Counsel:

K. Drolet, for the Crown/appellant;

S. Wellman, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard at Vancouver, British Columbia, by Hall, Low and Lowry, JJ.A., of the Yukon Court of Appeal. The following decision of the court was delivered orally by Hall, J.A., on January 21, 2004.

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