Cardston woman gets year in jail for stealing from children's camp trust fund

The province's highest court has ordered a southern Alberta woman to go to jail for stealing more than $10,000 - $3,200 of it donations being held in trust for a children's camp - from the small business where she had been employed for eight years.

In the middle of 2012, Steward noticed that a fellow employee had left exposed the combination to the safe with Great Canadian Barn Dance in Hill Spring, where she worked, and she wrote it down. Months later, on New Year's Eve, she was left alone in the office and took $3,200 from the safe.

The theft was quickly discovered and, when Steward denied knowledge of the matter, several employees took lie detector tests. She was the only one who failed and, after repeated questioning, confessed.