Former teacher pays price for theft

Michael McWhinnie, right, was given a 12-month conditional release for embezzlement,
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PENTICTON - A former Osoyoos school teacher got a conditional sentence after embezzling $42,000 from the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District, the organization for which he was a volunteer secretary treasurer.

Michael R. McWhinnie, born in 1946, appeared in Penticton Provincial Court Monday where he was sentenced by Judge Gregory Koturbash to a 12-month conditional sentence and two years probation.

McWhinnie was arrested in January 2013 for theft over $5,000—the charge for which he was found guilty.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 3:45 p.m. on October 28, 2014 to include new information from Crown Counsel. 


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