Long time McDonald’s employee sentenced | DrumhellerMail
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Long time McDonald’s employee sentenced

    A long-time Drumheller McDonald’s employee has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to theft.     Margaret Sieppert appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, December 10 for sentencing. She pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 on a previous court date.
    Late in 2008, it was discovered that funds were taken from night deposits on two occasions. The total amount taken was $1,933.88.
    Representation for Sieppert, John Sparling QC, told the court Sieppert has since made restitution for the total amount taken and has provided a note of apology. Sieppert, 58, is widowed and worked at the Drumheller McDonald’s for nine years.  She acknowledged what she did was wrong, and it was a breach of trust. She directed an apology to owners and operators Ed and Brandi Mah, who were in court, saying it was stupid on her part, and hopes they accept her apology.
    Judge Grieve, in handing down sentences, explained the sentence is not to just deter Sieppert, but to deter others, and the court treats crimes that are a breach of trust of an employer very seriously.
    Judge Grieve suspended passing of sentence for Sieppert for one year and bound her with a probation order, explaining that if there are any breaches of her conditions, she will return to court to face him directly.

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