A Yellowknife woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after she stole her ex-boyfriend’s debit card and drained his bank account of almost $23,000.
Audrea Meyok, 36, who is originally from Kugluktuk, NU, was sentenced in territorial court in Yellowknife on Wednesday.
She was also ordered to repay the money although no time frame has been set for her to do so.
Court heard Meyok is currently not working.
Meyok pleaded guilty to stealing the man’s debit card when she went to his home to retrieve her belongings in May of last year after their relationship failed.
Court heard she knew the pin number because it was the same as his credit card which she was convicted of fraudulently using in 2017.
She spent much of the money to rent a hotel room in Yellowknife and party over a period of less than two weeks until the victim realized what had happened and cancelled the card, court heard.
The victim addressed the court, saying he was embarrassed and felt like a fool after what happened. He added that despite the restitution order, he does not expect to see any of the money repaid.
Mayok turned down the opportunity to apologize to the victim when given the chance to do so by the judge.
She has suffered some hardships of her own.
Court heard Mayok has a new boyfriend and is doing her best to stay sober. Alcohol abuse played at least some role in her actions, her lawyer told the court.
Taking into account her pre-trial custody, Meyok will have about nine days left to serve.