CORNER BROOK — A Corner Brook woman, accused of stealing money and defrauding Western Health, has a preliminary inquiry set for May.
Barbara Mahar appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Thursday. Represented by legal-aid lawyer Sandi MacKinnon, Mahar waived an election of pleas and chose to proceed to trial via Supreme Court judge alone if the matter goes that far.
The hearing, to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for trial, has been scheduled before provincial court Judge Wayne Gorman on May 17. Attorney Ed Ring will present the strength of the Crown’s case at that time.
Mahar is charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000. The charges allege she stole in excess of $5,000 from Western Health sometime between April 1, 2011 and Feb. 29, 2012.
It also alleges that, during the same time period, she did by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means defraud Western Health of money in excess of $5,000.