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Fired Nanaimo Hospice executive director jailed for ripping off non-profit

Ian Holmes

socastcmsRssStartIan HolmessocastcmsRssEndSusan Maureen Steen was sentenced to four months in jail for misspending $6,000 of NCHS funds during her six-and-a-half months as executive director.

By Ian Holmes

NANAIMO — The former disgraced executive director of the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society will spend four months in jail for defrauding the non-profit. 

Susan Maureen Steen, 71, was also given two years probation and ordered to pay back $17,000 to the Society. Though she pleaded guilty to stealing $6,000, the repayment amount was larger due to the costs of financial audits and legal fees incurred by the Society due to her actions. 

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