News

Woman sentenced for forgery

A WOMAN charged with 29 counts of using a forged document and one count of fraud over $5,000 has pleaded guilty and been sentenced nearly four years after charges were laid.

Barbara Maikapar, 29, pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence with one year of probation, 25 hours of community service and must pay restitution of $12,880 to her victim, Frank Nuyens. “I would’ve liked to have seen a lengthier sentence,” said Nuyens.

Between April 1, 2007 and Sept. 15, 2007, Maikapar forged a number of Nuyens’ cheques for a total amount of $27,735. Maikapar must also pay restitution of $10,555 to the Royal Bank – this amount is from money that the bank had paid back to Nuyens after he complained and bank staff hadn’t noticed the signature on his cheques was Maikapar’s and not his, explained prosecutor Bill Funnell.

The bank did stop two cheques from going through so the amount of restitution that she has to pay is less than the $27,375, said Funnell.

Maikapar was also ordered not to have possession of anyone else’s financial papers and to not have contact with Nuyens or be within a one block radius of his residence or workplace. She must also take substance abuse counselling after she said in court that she was drinking a little at the time of the forgeries, said Funnell. He said that the amount of money, while a lot in this case, isn’t the largest sum ordered to be repaid that he’s seen.

A suspended sentence means the person does not go to jail but must follow conditions during a period of probation. When the probation is over, the person still has a criminal record.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

CN Rail investigates derailment near Terrace, B.C.
 
Terrace man is missing
 
Welfare rates leave bad taste
Victims of Montreal Massacre honoured at vigil held in Prince Rupert
 
Daycare dilemma for Penticton parents
 
Robbery, assault land Penticton man in jail
SOWINS wants everyone to share the spirit of giving
 
Pedestrian killed in Oliver
 
Donation supports literacy

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.