S.S. took more than $30,000 from their employer, by writing false paychecks, and was charged with Fraud and Uttering forged documents in Ottawa.Crown described those actions as huge breaches of trust, and wanted S.S. to spend at least 9 months in jail for the fraud.Celine successfully convinced the judge to sentence her client to house arrest, giving S.S. time to repay the funds taken.
R. v. C.C.
C.C. took over 30,000$ from her employer and was charged with fraud and criminal breach of trust. After completing extensive rehabilitation and repaying the entire amount, Celine convinced the judge that her client should not receive a criminal record. C.C. was sentenced to a conditional discharge, saving her from a conviction.
R. v. M.L.
M.L. was charged with numerous white collar crimes, including fraud, forgery, of a total of more than 4 million dollars. The Crown wanted to lock M.L. up for 4 years, but Celine expertly argued on behalf of her client, who was sentenced to 18 months jail, and was ordered to repay a much lower sum to only 2 complainants.