Red Deer woman’s theft case stayed

Court proceedings have been stayed against a Red Deer woman who was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a senior citizen in her care.

Court proceedings have been stayed against a Red Deer woman who was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a senior citizen in her care.

Kimberly Blackburn, 43, was charged on Oct. 31 after RCMP were called to investigate discrepancy’s in the 95-year-old woman’s bank account. Police alleged that Blackburn had taken money over a period of time, starting in May of 2009 and running through October of 2011.

Blackburn was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, but charges were stayed and the hearing did not proceed.

A stay of proceedings mean the charge or charges remain in limbo for a period of one year, during which the Crown prosecutor may reopen the file. If no action is taken, the charge is dropped.

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