Court Report

Slave Lake
Provincial Court
May 24, 2017
Judge G.W. Paul

Lorraine Keysepapamotew appeared in court via closed circuit television from Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) and pled guilty to three charges, including two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking and one count of failing to appear in court.
Provincial Crown Attorney Petter Hurich told the court that Keysepapamotew was put on an undertaking earlier in 2017 which prohibited her from consuming alcohol and from seeing a certain male individual. Earlier in May, Hurich said, that Slave Lake RCMP responded to a disturbance complaint at the local library.
When police arrived they indentified the two disturbers as Keysepapamotew and the male she was ordered to stay away from.
Hurich added that the two were heavily intoxicated and were bothering patrons. As for missing court, Hurich said Keysepapamotew was ordered to appear on April 26th and didn’t show up.
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Cassandra Lynn Sand pled guilty to nine charges, including three counts of theft under $5,000, one count of fraud, one count of using a forged document, three counts of failing to appear in court, and driving a motor vehicle without insurance.
According to Hurich, on August 11, 2015, Sand took a cheque that didn’t belong to her and tried to cash it at a local convenience store.
It was worth $300 and police were able to identify her by looking at her driver’s license she provided the store clerk.
Hurich said then on Sept. 28, 2015, Sand filled up on gas (worth $41) at a station downtown Slave Lake and when she couldn’t pay, told the attendant she would be back to do so later. Hurich said that Sand left a copy of her ID with the attendant and that’s how police were able to indentify her.
Hurich said Sand’s actions continued on August 11, 2016, when she entered a liquor store in Slave Lake and took a bottle of alcohol worth $23.99 and left without paying. And again on Sept. 29, 2016 Sand took a jacket from Canadian Tire without paying for it. Slave Lake RCMP said upon their investigation, they found Sand wearing the jacket which was worth over $100.
Sand ended up having multiple docket appearances scheduled for the above crimes; four of them she missed.
“Ms. Sand missed December 7th, October 19th, Feburary 8th and March 8th,” said Hurich.
As for driving without insurance, Hurich said she was found driving without it on March 2, 2016.
Judge Paul imposed a 30-day sentence that Sand will serve intermittely on weekends. Sand will also have to pay back the $23.99 back to the liquor store.

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