2013 Pride Theft

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> ; 2016-12-06 : Judge Marc Chisholm granted Scullino’s request for a one-month adjournment. When the case returns to court Jan. 3, Scullino will be expected to elect whether he wishes to be tried in provincial court or in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Scullino remains free on a $5,000 recognizance secured by his partner's personal property. He cannot have any contact with former Pride chairwoman Kathy Walsh, must observe a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at an address in Merrickville, Ont., and has to check in with Halifax Regional Police by phone every Friday.


September 24, 2013
Halifax Regional Police received a complaint about a volunteer misappropriating funds from the non-profit organization.
May 2, 2014
arrest warrant & charges laid was issued for ChrisScullino, who had left the province and had no fixed address. Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that the Halifax Pride Committee had been defrauded of over $16,000. He has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen goods over $5,000. Halifax Pride was allegedly bilked of the funds between April 30 and Sept. 1, 2013, the court document said.
July 8, 2014
FrankMagazine "Halifax Pride Addresses Internal Fraud Allegations"
July 10, 2014
RamonaWestgate?, Halifax Pride’s board chairwoman, said Thursday that $16,474 is missing. 1 "Westgate said shortly after last year’s event, Pride officials reviewed the books, and “there was a discrepancy noticed.” She said the membership has been apprised of the alleged theft and will continue to be updated."
November 2, 2016
Police travelled to Brockville, Ont. to arrest Scullino for fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
December 6, 2016
Judge Marc Chisholm granted Scullino’s request for a one-month adjournment. When the case returns to court Jan. 3, Scullino will be expected to elect whether he wishes to be tried in provincial court or in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Scullino remains free on a $5,000 recognizance secured by his partner's personal property. He cannot have any contact with former Pride chairwoman Kathy Walsh, must observe a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. at an address in Merrickville, Ont., and has to check in with Halifax Regional Police by phone every Friday.

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1. http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1221907-man-charged-with-stealing-from-pride TheChronicleHerald? July 10, 2014 Ex-vice-chairman accused of taking $16,400