Former students’ union president gets 18 months in jail for robbing bank

The former president of Mount Royal University’s Student Association has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for her part in a 2012 bank robbery.

CALGARY — The former president of Mount Royal University’s Student Association has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for her part in a 2012 bank robbery.

Meghan Melnyk must also undergo counselling and perform 240 hours of community service.

Melnyk pleaded guilty to stealing $6,200 from a Servus Credit Union to feed her gambling habit.

Court was told a woman entered the bank, claimed she had a weapon, demanded cash, and then left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Melnyk resigned from her position at the university.

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