Update 3:15 pm: A woman accused of defrauding the Williams Lake Special Olympics Society has pled guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000.

Dianne Lynne Lee appeared in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Friday and entered into a guilty plea.

BC Court Services Online indicate a stay of proceedings was directed by the Crown for the remaining charges including eleven counts of uttering forged cheques and one count of theft over $5,000.

Lee will be back in court on Dec. 9 for a pre-sentence report.

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A preliminary inquiry is underway in Williams Lake Provincial Court today for a woman accused of defrauding the BC Special Olympics Society chapter in Williams Lake.

52-year-old Dianne Lynne Lee is charged with eleven counts of uttering forged cheques, one count of fraud over $5,000, and one count of theft over $5,000.

The Society was allegedly the victim of internal fraud by Lee between August 2016 and August 2017 who at the time was the chapter’s treasurer.

“The far-reaching effects of fraud impacts many people and can be long-lasting,” said Inspector Jeff Pelley of the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment.