Man charged with fraud, forgery back in court Friday

A guilty plea and sentencing submissions are anticipated on Friday on behalf of a Red Deer man charged with nearly 50 counts of fraud and forgery, totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

A guilty plea and sentencing submissions are anticipated on Friday on behalf of a Red Deer man charged with nearly 50 counts of fraud and forgery, totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Lesley Jerry Billett, 46 appeared briefly in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, represented by Red Deer lawyer Bradley Mulder.

Billett was originally charged on in April of 2011 with 26 counts including fraud over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, fraudulent use of credit card data and uttering forged documents.

The number of charges has continued to rise since the the original charges were laid.

Billett has changed lawyers three times during the process.

In court on Wednesday, Crown prosecutor Tony Bell submitted a binder containing the charges against Billett and advised Judge Bert Skinner that he and Mulder have agreed to a joint submission.

Skinner asked that the matter be set over to give the court an opportunity to review the contents of the binder before proceeding with sentencing.

Billett, who remains in custody at the Red Deer Remand Centre, is to return to court on Friday morning.

Just Posted

Edmonton-Red Deer-Calgary bullet train waiting for provincial blessing

A high-speed train project between Edmonton and Calgary, proposed in April 2018,… Continue reading

Home selling and building markets reflecting a tough economy, but hope in sight

Real estate sales and new home builds still lagging 2018

Former Sylvan Lake bank employee sentenced to three years in prison for $1M fraud

Red Deer woman was ordered to pay nearly $830,000 in restitution

All that jazz back at Sylvan Lake

17th annual Jazz at the Lake runs Aug. 16 to 18

Plenty of family fun to be had at Westerner Days in Red Deer

Tim Hortons Kids Day and Servus Credit Union Family Day are discount days

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Court of Appeal dismisses Paradise Shores arguments

A court will not hear arguments; sticks with appeal board’s ruling

Schitt’s Creek’ and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

TORONTO — Eugene Levy thought the highlight of his Tuesday would be… Continue reading

Singh sees Quebec as ‘fertile ground’ for NDP as he hits province for tour

OTTAWA — The province of Quebec offers the federal New Democrats fertile… Continue reading

Airline confirms three dead after float plane crashes in Labrador lake

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained… Continue reading

New developments in text-messaging controversy involving Manitoba chief

WINNIPEG — The women’s council of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says… Continue reading

N.S. minister holds off comment on wrongful conviction case due to past as Mountie

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s justice minister — a retired Mountie — says… Continue reading

Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario will cause hearing delays: Immigration and Refugee Board

OTTAWA — Cuts to legal-aid funding imposed by the Doug Ford government… Continue reading

Crown wants 2 years for man who took girl to U.S. to marry polygamous member

CRANBROOK, B.C. — A special prosecutor is recommending up to two years… Continue reading

Most Read