Ottawa Court Orders 4 Months Jail in Fraud Case

Despite pleading guilty to fraud and despite attending rehabilitation counselling, a 35 year old man received a 4 month jail term and was ordered to pay restitution.

Ottawa Justice Ann Alder said a jail term was justified to send a message to the public that fraud involving the elderly and vulnerable is unacceptable.  Apparently some of the victims were elderly and disabled.

The accused suffers from bipolar disorder.