Glauser faces three years in jail as a result of fraud

Travel agent walked away from her Kindersley business in January 2016 and complaints started to surface

The facts of a fraud case against a former Kindersley travel agent detail a downward spiral of events that led to her charge, a guilty plea and a prison sentence.

Leslie Glauser, who operated T & T Travel Ltd., pleaded guilty in December to a single count of fraud with an amount exceeding $5,000 in value. The accused was sentenced in Kindersley provincial court on Feb. 6 and she was ordered to serve three years in a federal penitentiary.

The fraud charge, a global count, involved more than 250 total complaints. The Crown and the defence presented a joint submission for the court’s consideration. Judge Robert Jackson presided over the sentencing and agreed to the submission.

Darren Howarth, a senior Crown prosecutor assigned to the case, said the Crown and defence agree to the amount of total loss in the matter. He noted that the overall amount of loss to the 250 complainants was more than $1.02 million, but it was difficult to determine the amount of the direct benefit to Glauser.

For more on this story, please see the Feb. 14 print edition of The Clarion.


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