Anne Squires, former broker/owner of Exit Realty on the Rock in St. John’s, N.L. plead guilty to charges of theft, fraud, forgery and breach of trust last week.
She was accused of stealing from Exit Realty on the Rock’s trust account and of defrauding commission advance company AccessEasyFunds. She allegedly used forged sales agreements to get money from the company.
Squires’ lawyer and the prosecutor are working on a plea deal and trying to come to an agreement about the amount of money involved, reports The Telegram. The matter comes back before the court in June and if an agreement has been reached, a sentencing date will be set, the newspaper reports. If there has been no agreement, a two-week trial would take place starting Sept. 30, relating only to how much money was involved.
The offences took place from 2014 to 2016. When the brokerage’s license was suspended on Feb. 4, 2016, it had 66 Realtors listed on realtor.ca, working from offices in St. John’s and Glovertown.