A young woman who was on the verge of withdrawing guilty pleas to several counts of fraud last week told court today she no longer wanted a trial.
Kaela Leigh Perry, 27, re-affirmed the guilty pleas she made July 17 to six counts of fraud and conspiracy in what’s been described as the largest vehicle-insurance fraud scheme in the province’s history.
Justice Chris Martin gave Perry a week to review her decision.
Perry was one of dozens of people arrested in a massive investigation into what was described as the largest vehicle-insurance fraud scheme in the province’s history.
Between 2005 and 2009, high-end luxury cars were brought in from Ontario, where their odometers would be rolled back and then sales arranged to individuals who participated in staging phony accidents and thefts — all in a bid to secure insurance claims.
Manitoba Public Insurance claimed to have lost more than $800,000 to the scheme.
Perry’s sentencing is expected to take place sometime in the fall.
She will be expected to make restitution for her involvement in the offences, about $92,000.