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Jacqueline Oler, Lethbridge Caregiver, Sentenced To Jail For Stealing Money From Disabled Caregiver

01/17/2014 06:17 EST | Updated 03/19/2014 05:59 EDT
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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A caregiver in southern Alberta has been sentenced to ten months in jail for defrauding a disabled woman out of more than $12,000.

Jacqueline Oler of Lethbridge pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 in September.

Court heard while she was a caregiver with Lethbridge Family Services she was looking after a woman who's confined to a wheelchair.

Between March 2009 and January 2011 Oler wrote over 50 cheques to herself from the victim's account totalling just over $12,500.

She'll also be placed on probation for six months and has also been ordered to pay back all the money she stole.

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