The former treasurer of the Oliver Elementary School PAC plead guilty Monday to stealing from the Parents Advisory Commitee’s bank accounts.
Belinda Yorke admitted in B.C. Supreme Court in Penticton to a single count of theft over $5,000 between June 1, 2016, and June 11, 2018.
CCC 334 (a)
- Punishment for theft: very one who commits theft
- (a) if the property stolen is a testamentary instrument or the value of what is stolen is more than $5,000, is guilty of an offence
She was charged in September 2019 following a lengthy investigation that police at the time said was triggered by a complaint that Yorke had misappropriated funds from the PAC’s bank account.
The probe involved the B.C. Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch.
Yorke is due back in court April 27 after completion of a pre-sentence report.
Source: Court records online and files from Penticton Herald