Keri Lynn McGrath (left) is handcuffed by a sheriff officer after being found guilty of fraud in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John's today. — Photo by Tara Bradbury/The Telegram
Keri Lynn McGrath, the former executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association, was found guilty today in Newfoundland Supreme Court in St. John’s of fraud.
McGrath made 51 unauthorized transactions to herself in 2009, swindling $38,356.60 from the organization's bank account.
The transactions were discovered during an audit in March 2010 after which McGrath was arrested.
During the trial, the court heard McGrath made bogus claims on such things as mileage, even though she worked out of the office.
She took thousands in bonuses from government grants, as well as back pay claims — swindling close to 25 per cent of her total yearly salary — and petty cash claims.