Sentencing date set for bank employee

Sentencing for a former Scotiabank employee who obtained some $39,000 by deception from the bank has been scheduled for Jan. 8.

Ilsa DaLila Archibold, 45, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when trial was scheduled on a single charge of obtaining property be deception – $2,232.50 from Scotiabank in October 2011.

Instead of a trial, however, the Crown asked that the charge be left on file.

Magistrate Grace Donalds was advised that the pleas entered by Archibold on May 27 were acceptable. On that date, she had pleaded guilty to 21 charges and not guilty to 12 others. Eleven of those 12 charges were withdrawn by the Crown, leaving the one for trial.

Archibold pleaded guilty in February to one count of obtaining property by deception after she elected to be tried in Summary Court. An informal calculation by the Cayman Compass of the amounts specified in the total 22 charges with guilty pleas indicates a total amount obtained as approximately $39,211.

The charges withdrawn or not proceeded with involved amounts totaling approximately $21,481.

The offenses occurred between June 2010 and July 2012. They were similar in nature: obtaining various sums belonging to Scotiabank and Trust (Cayman) Ltd. by falsely representing that they were to be paid for bank fees.

The defendant, who was represented by attorney Delroy Murray, had her bail extended until Jan. 8. The matter first came to court on Feb. 11 this year.