Fine and jail term for woman accused in escort scam
Fines and a short jail term have been ordered for a Red Deer woman awaiting trial in connection with an alleged escort scam.
Lindsay Rae Mazzei, 30, was arrested in Kamloops with two others on June 13 on charges arising from allegations that local men were robbed and beaten after attempting to hire escorts online.
Mazzei also faces charges arising from break-ins at rural properties around Blackfalds and Bentley earlier this year.
In Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, Mazzei pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching release conditions by failing to attend court when required.
She was fined $250 for the first breach and ordered to serve one day in custody for the second, with Judge Bill Andreasson giving her seven days credit for the time she has already served in pre-trial custody.
Mazzei is not in custody.
She and her lawyer, Walter Kubanek, are to return to court on Oct. 9 to address additional charges arising from the alleged break-ins and alleged escort scam.