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Easter Grinch Sentenced
October 20, 2006 permalink
Alexandra Stuart prepared an Easter basket with chocolates and a bank card with money for her son, who was in the care of York Region Children's Aid. Social worker Donna Lennon stole the money and ate the chocolates. On October 19, the Easter Grinch pleaded guilty and was sentenced. From the wording of the report, it is possible she will return to working for CAS.
Canada Court Watch is the only source for this story. No one else has seen anything in common between the character deficits that allow social workers to steal from children and return children to a homicidal mother.
Former Senior CAS worker with York Region CAS pleads guilty in court for stealing money and candy from a child in care of the York Region CAS.
(October 20, 2006) A former supervisor with the York Region CAS, Donna Lennon, pleaded guilty yesterday in Newmarket, Ontario court to stealing money and candy from a child who was under her supervision and in the care of the York Region CAS. Ms. Lennon, a child protection worker for over 20 years with the CAS, was given a conditional sentence and allowed to go back into the community. The mother of the child in care said she could not believe how long it took the case to finally get resolved as Ms. Lennon made many court appearances prior to pleading guilty. "It must have cost the taxpayer's thousands of dollars in this case." said the mother of the child who had been victimized by the former York CAS supervisor. Although the police were able to catch this thief this time, a number of parents who had dealings with Ms. Lennon felt that she had likely been stealing from other children for a long time but just never got caught previously.
Source: Canada Court Watch