You would think that having a hockey rink in southern Manitoba would be an easy money maker.
So when the St. Andrew’s Community Club noticed they were losing cash, they started to get suspicious.
“I know for a fact that when teams can’t get ice here in Selkirk, they look elsewhere and with my work in St. Andrews, I’ve always known there’s always people at their community club,” explains Selkirk RCMP Constable Paul Human. “They’re always doing activities, they always had people coming in, their concessions are always very good but they’re not making money. That’s when they started worrying about it.”
The RCMP were called in May 2015 to investigate, and after a thorough investigation they executed two search warrants over this past weekend.
As a result, 53-year-old Sharon Wasny, the former treasurer of the club, faces charges of theft over $5,000 and making false entry on a ledger.
Constable Human explains how much more than $5,000 was stolen.
“A lot. We can’t actually reveal it yet because it will come out when she goes to court. It will come out in the court documents then. I can say that it’s a considerable amount of money.”
Wasny will appear in Selkirk Provincial Court May 27.