$831,423 allegedly stolen by former CEO of child hospital

A special prosecutor testified Monday that public expense expenses for a child hospital for children from Nova Scotia that his top executive at the hospital allegedly siphoned off disappeared from a public ledger. The…

$831,423 allegedly stolen by former CEO of child hospital

A special prosecutor testified Monday that public expense expenses for a child hospital for children from Nova Scotia that his top executive at the hospital allegedly siphoned off disappeared from a public ledger.

The trial of William Stanton, the former chief executive of the Maritime Children’s Hospital, is in its second week. Stanton faces 62 counts of breach of trust and theft over $5,000, among other counts. The total amount of money allegedly taken by Stanton and others in connection with the hospital is $831,423, according to the Crown.

Talia Veldhuis, the prosecutor in the case, told the court that a ledger of expenses done for the Maritime Children’s Hospital in Nova Scotia disappeared after investigators showed that it was not put on a public ledger that keeps records of tax-funded expenses.

“It was never a public ledger because it was never put on it,” Veldhuis said.

The chart is part of her evidence of how the money allegedly obtained by Stanton was used. Veldhuis also testified that $31,000 and $10,000 were spent on amenities for Stanton’s son as well as using his credit card for four credit cards for a second family.

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