A notorious fraudster plays down her crimes

Notorious fraudster minimizes her crimes

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Even if she pleaded guilty to fraud against the Ministry of Culture as well as the use of forgery at the Caisses Desjardins for more than two years, Solange Crevier alias “Solange Greuier” or “Joane Richer” has great difficulty admitting what she has done. 

“Who tells you that I have not been honest and transparent with my employers”, defended Solange Crevier, who admitted his wrongs to the Ministry of Culture, Desjardins, VIA Rail and Bombardier. several years ago.

At the sentencing submission stage, the 59-year-old woman, who is coming out of a six-month prison sentence for defrauding VIA Rail, now wants to benefit from a sentence to be served at home for two other cases. 

Beginning in September 2014, the woman posing as Solange Greuier issued a bogus contract for $23,800 and amended another ministry contract for fees totaling $24,300 to pay a web expert $15,000, releasing at the same time for her the sum of $9,700. 

“Hounded” by the media

Crevier also worked for more than two years at Desjardins as an IT consultant, from August 2015 to November 2017. To avoid being recognized, she had falsified her husband's aunt's driver's license in order to call Joane Richer. 

The woman pleaded guilty to the charges, but during her testimony as part of sentencing submissions, the woman attempted to downplay the scope of her crimes. She explained that she changed her name because she was “hounded” by the media because of her previous convictions. 

“I came to the conclusion that I had no choice” , said the accused, who would have had dozens of calls from journalists from 2010. However, the Crown prosecutor, Me Mélanie Tremblay, who is asking for a two-year prison sentence, made her admit that the first articles about his crimes dated back to 2015.

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