November 30, 2022

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A bad swindler minimizes his crimes

“Solange Greuier” or “Joane Richer,” aka “Solange Greuier,” has great difficulty admitting what she did, even though she pleaded guilty to fraud against the Ministry of Culture and defrauding Caisses Desjardins for more than two years. .

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“Who tells you that I wasn’t honest and open with my bosses”, Solange Grevier, who admitted her mistakes years ago at the Ministry of Culture, Desjardins, VIA Rail and Bombardier.

At the sentencing stage, the 59-year-old woman, who is coming off a six-month prison sentence for defrauding VIA Rail, now wants to serve her sentence at home for two other cases.

Beginning in September 2014, a woman posing as Solange Greuier posted a fake contract for $23,800. Also amended another ministry contract to pay $15,000 to a web specialist for a total of $24,300 in fees, while $9700 was paid to him at the same time.

“Hunted” by the media

Grevier worked as an IT consultant at Desjardins for over two years from August 2015 to November 2017. To avoid being recognized, she misused her husband’s aunt’s driver’s license to call Joan Richer.

The woman pleaded guilty, but during her testimony as part of her sentencing submissions, the latter tried to downplay the scope of her crimes. He explained that he changed his name because he was “hounded” by the media because of his previous conviction.

“I came to the conclusion that I had no choice,” said the accused, who has had dozens of calls from journalists since 2010. However, Crown prosecutor Mee Melanie Tremblay, who is asking for a two-year sentence, did. I agree that the first articles about his crimes are from 2015.