Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Former Chilliwack Giants volunteer treasurer Josh Cahoon pleaded guilty to fraud on June 29, 2021 for stealing $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization. His sentencing hearing was held Nov. 4. (Facebook)

Sentencing delayed for treasurer who stole $29,000 from Chilliwack youth football club

Charles Joshua Cahoon facing conditional sentence or up to 18 months jail

Sentencing has been delayed for the man who stole $29,000 from the Chilliwack Giants youth football organization should be sentenced to between 12 and 18 months jail.

Charles Joshua Cahoon was scheduled to be sentenced Friday (Feb. 11) after he pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 on June 29, 2021.

Those involved in the case were informed this week that Judge Richard Browning has asked for more time to consider his decision.

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Crown counsel has asked for a sentence of between 12 and 18 months jail.

But Charles Joshua Cahoon’s lawyer Jayse Reveley said the 42-year-old should not go to jail, instead asking Browning to hand him a conditional sentence order, which is considered a jail sentence but is served in the community.

The charges stem from 2018 when, while serving as volunteer treasurer on the Chlliwack Giants board, Cahoon wrote himself 15 cheques of approximately $2,000 each totalling just over $29,000.

The return of the money did not nearly make up for the damage of the crime, according to those with the Giants. The club missed out on $50,000 in B.C. Gaming Grants they were not approved for in 2018 and 2019 while the matter was under investigation.

“The absence of those grants hurt us to the tune of even more money than he stole,” a spokesperson for the Giants, who asked not to be named, said in 2020.

Cahoon has a history of large thefts. In 2009, while working as an accountant for two organizations in Kamloops, he stole thousands of dollars and was sentenced to 12 months jail.

“This is the third time he is up for sentencing on a similar matter,” Crown John Lester told the court last year.

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