Former staffer for MLA Rob Fleming pleads guilty to fraud

Marni Offman's offences tied to work at Victoria constituency office from 2009-2015.

A former constituency employee for Victoria MLA Rob Fleming pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Three other charges of theft or fraud against Marni Offman, 45, were stayed when she appeared in court.

The offences occurred between 2009 and 2015 and were tied to work at Fleming’s constituency office.

Special prosecutor Dirk Ryneveld says the judge granted a request that a psychiatric assessment be completed on the woman before sentencing.

He says it’s important to know why this happened and what may have promoted the crime.

Another court date has been set for Jan. 11, when the court will receive the psychiatric report and set a date for sentencing.

(CFAX)

The Canadian Press