A St. John's woman has pleased guilty to criminal charges of swindling more than $100,000 from Employment Insurance (EI).
Colleen Esteves appeared in provincial court in St. John's this morning.
Her lawyer Candice Summers told Judge Lois Skanes that Esteves has decided to plead guilty to fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust by a public officer.
Summers requested a pre-sentence report.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18.
The 52-year-old reportedly defrauded Service Canada of the money between January 2006 and August 2010 while she worked in a human resources position.