BREAKING: Judge sentences Bouchard to 12 years

 

Michelle Bouchard arrives in court on Wednesday morning. - PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY
Michelle Bouchard arrives in court on Wednesday morning. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

A Grand Court jury found Michelle Bouchard guilty of theft and other charges Thursday. Later in the day Justice Paul Worsley sentenced Bouchard to 12 years.

Bouchard was found guilty on 25 of the 26 charges she faced. She had been charged with 15 counts of theft totaling more than $2 million from James Bruce Handford between May 2010 and October 2012.

She was also charged with one count of forgery, one of obtaining property by deception, three counts of transferring criminal property and six counts of attempting to transfer criminal property.

The one count she was not found guilty of was a theft charge relating to payment of credit card debts.

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