Client J.S. was charged with one count of Fraud Over $5000. It was alleged that while working as a bookkeeper for her employer, J.S. was writing unwarranted cheques to a personal account on a weekly basis and fraudulently forging the signature of the employer on each cheque. Upon arrest, J.S. had allegedly defrauded the employer of over $200,000. This being categorized as a mid- to – large scale fraud, client J.S. was seeking a minimum of two years in custody. Further, due to J.S.’s criminal history and being previously convicted of a similar offence less than two years ago, the Crown Attorney was seeking a custodial sentence in the range of up to five years in jail. After a vigorous defence, Mr. Batasar was able to successfully argue that J.S’s sentence be served conditionally in the community. As a result, the client was given a Conditional Sentence to be served in the community. No jail. J.S. extremely satisfied with the outcome.