In February last year we reported on the elderly Edna Alice Russell and Morgan Francis Fay charged with stealing from a veteran’s reunion fund and laundering the money through the poker machines of the Ainslie Football Club.
The Canberra Times now reports that the pair have been given a nine month suspended sentence. Did they demonstrate remorse to warrant this leniency? Like hell they did.
“denied any wrongdoing over the disappearance of the money, restating their innocence yesterday when being sentenced…
Mr Cahill said it did not reflect well on the three defendants that they had falsely sought to blame the association’s president, Dr Geoffrey Davis, who suffered from amnesia, for the disappearance of the funds. The money had been raised to pay for a subsequently cancelled association reunion.”
I’m so pleased the community will continue to benefit from the presence of these charming seniors.