Carbonear fraud case set over to March

Published on January 13, 2016
News update

By the time a Carbonear woman’s fraud case returns to court in March, it will be almost a year since her initial arrest.

But the lawyer representing Deborah Jean Penney needs more time before any pleas can be entered on charges of fraud of $5,000, falsifying documents, forgery and uttering forged documents.

There’s a lot of physical evidence linked to the case against Penney, who was not in Harbour Grace provincial court on Wednesday, where duty counsel lawyer Ellen O’Gorman appeared by teleconference on behalf of Penney’s lawyer, Erin Breen.

Police received a complaint from Penney’s former employer in 2014 and arrested her last April following a nine-month investigation. The alleged crimes took place over a four-year period in Carbonear.


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Penney is not in custody. Her case will return to court March 2.