Fitness of Accused to Stand Trial Questioned in Social Services Fraud Case
LETHBRIDGE: An assessment has been ordered for Judith Louise Lyczewski, to determine whether or not she's fit to stand trial.
The Enchant woman was charged in April, for allegedly defrauding multiple social service agencies out of more than $90,000. She's accused of lying about or exaggerating claims about medical conditions and forging or altering numerous documents to secure financial assistance and medical supplies.
The support came from Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Family Support for Children with Disabilities and Alberta Works Income Support Program.
Wednesday in court the lawyer representing Lyczewski stated that there is some question as to whether her client can properly instruct council in the case.
Lyczewski will return to court next month.
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12/12/2013 3:21:12 PM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News