The Winnipeg woman charged with concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker will not serve any extra jail time for unrelated charges of fraud and breach of probation.
Andrea Giesbrecht was in court Thursday for sentencing after she pleaded guilty to the charges in February.
The judge handed her a 60 day jail sentence, but Giesbrecht was given full credit because of the time she has already served behind bars.
She admitted to swindling Manitoba’s Employment and Income Assistance program of over $5,000 and going to a casino despite a probation order prohibiting her from gambling.
Between December 2011 and May 2012, Giesbrecht received payments from EIA after providing false information despite being married, owning property and even receiving rent payments from a property she owned.
Her lawyer, Matthew Gould told court his client has a gambling addiction which correlated into her losing more than $650,000 throughout her life.
The guilty plea to breaching a probation order comes after Giesbrecht went to the McPhillips Casino. That order came from a previous fraud conviction.
In that case, she was given a suspended sentence and probation in 2014 after she admitted to siphoning money from an elderly neighbour.
Giesbrecht did not speak at the sentencing.
Her trial regarding infant remains is expected to resume in August.
She has been out of custody on bail since April 2015.