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Sentencing adjourned in Mehler fraud case

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Taber Times

Taberite Raymond Davide Mehler will have to wait until June 24 to hear his sentence for attempting a six-figure fraud involving a number of regional equipment dealerships in February.

Mehler appeared in Taber provincial court on Tuesday via closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. Sentencing was adjourned by Judge P.G. Pharo to determine the current medical status of the accused, which could be regarded as a mitigating factor.

The 53-year-old had pled guilty on May 6 to seven charges including forgery, false pretense or false statement, attempted false pretense or false statement, and uttering a forged document.

Sentencing had previously been adjourned to May 13 to allow Judge Pharo time to consider his judgement. Crown prosecutor Bruce Ainscough had argued for a sentence of two years plus a day.

The global value of Mehler’s attempted frauds reached a total of nearly $1 million.

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