Client alleged to have stolen over $100,000 from employer but Crown unable to establish this loss entirely attributable to client’s actions. Crown accepts defence admission of theft totaling approximately $23,000 and joins Defence in recommended sentence of 18 month conditional sentence. Proposed sentence included 12 months of house arrest with restitution to complainant in this amount. Client had no previous criminal record and committed offence in response to stress, depression and financial pressure on family. Had since received treatment for depression, secured new employment and was in position to make immediate restitution to complainant
Held: Court accepts joint submission of 18 month conditional sentence as appropriate.