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Trial set for woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from former employer

Desiree Marie Da Silva, 33, made her 18th appearance in Moose Jaw Provincial Court recently, where she pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and theft over $5,000.
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Moose Jaw provincial court sits every Monday to Thursday. Photo by Jason G. Antonio

A trial has been set for a Moose Jaw woman accused of fraud and theft of over $5,000 in relation to incidents that occurred at her former workplace.

Desiree Marie Da Silva, 33, made her 18th appearance in Moose Jaw Provincial Court recently, where her lawyer Estes Fonkalsrud entered not-guilty pleas to the offences. He then asked that a trial in provincial court be set to argue the charges. 

That trial takes place Monday, Oct. 17, in courtroom 2 at the provincial courthouse building on Ominica Street.

A third charge against Da Silva of failing to appear in court will be spoken to at that time.

According to information that the Moose Jaw Express obtained about this situation, Da Silva’s offences are alleged to have occurred between May 3, 2020 and Nov. 26, 2020. She is alleged to have stolen money from her previous employer, Keon’s Garden Centre.

Da Silva no longer works for the greenhouse.