Fraud Update


As reported in June 2012, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) believed that a former employee, Margarita Ojeda, embezzled funds over a three-year period. The matter was reported to the RCMP and legal counsel was instructed to pursue all possible avenues for CLPNBC to recover the funds.


On May 26, 2017, Ms. Ojeda pleaded guilty to a single count of theft over $5000. Her sentencing was imprisonment for two years less one day, which she may serve in the community pursuant to a conditional sentence order. In addition, a restitution order was made for the benefit of CLPNBC in the amount of $363,747.72.

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