Former Clerk-Treasurer To Be Sentenced Feb. 21

A former Ottawa valley municipal official will be sentenced on criminal charges later this month. 

Kathleen Thur appeared in Pembroke court yesterday, by video link from the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. 

She’s the former clerk treasurer of North Algona Wilberforce who was first convicted of stealing $42,000 from the Rankin Recreation Centre.

Thur will now be sentenced for forgery and obstruction of justice, relating to documents that were presented at that theft case.    

Thur missed two court appearances last month and is now in custody in Ottawa after a warrant was issued for her arrest. 

The Eganville Leader's Gerald Tracey reports that Thur turned herself in last week to the OPP in Kirkland Lake, where she now lives.

She was then transported to the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre to await her court hearing.  

At her video hearing on Thursday afternoon, Thur simply stated her name and told the judge she understands the situation.  She is set to be sentenced on February 21st in Pembroke.

The Crown is seeking three years for her crimes, while Thur's attorney is asking for a 12 to 18 month sentence.

The Leader also reports that Thur will receive 1.5 days of credit for every day in jail while she awaits her sentencing.

The Leader also reports that the sentence delivered on that day will not take into account her missed court appearances, since it relates only to the two criminal charges of obstruction of justice and forgery.