Former co-op nursery treasurer gets four-month conditional sentence for theft

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A Wyoming woman has been given a four-month conditional sentence after admitting to stealing from a Petrolia nursery school.

In April, the Lambton OPP were called to Kiddie Corner Co-op Nursery School after the board discovered irregularities in their books. Police investigated and found money missing in the period between Sept. 2012 and 2014.

Police charged Isobel Coke, 60, who had been the nursery’s treasurer, with a number of fraud, theft and possession of property obtained by crime charges.

In May, after the audit of the books continued, more charges were laid.

Court documents show that in all, $2,600 was taken including $1,600 just before Christmas.

Coke recently plead guilty to one charge of theft and was sentenced June 24 to a four-month conditional sentence plus one year probation. Coke also must perform 500 hours of community service and may not go near the nursery school in the future.

She’s also been given nine months to pay a $200 Victim’s Surcharge.