Various cheques Gregor Gmerek is alleged to have forged, in order to steal from his former employer, Prairie Livestock.

Closing arguments in Gregor Gmerek case set for February

December 27, 2017 8:18 am
Kevin Weedmark

Gregor Gmerek’s trial for allegedly defrauding his former employer, Moosomin’s Prairie Livestock, has been taking place in Yorkton, and closing arguments in the trial are set for Friday, February 9 at Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina.

The 51-year-old Gmerek was charged with fraud, theft and forgery.

He was arrested in December, 2012 after allegedly forging company cheques to himself totalling about $1 million.

The trial had been postponed four times before finally getting under way in October.

The trial proceeded for two weeks in October, then continued in December.

Prairie Livestock owner Kirk Sinclair said at the time charges were laid that he went through years of company cheques to discover the fraud.

According to Sinclair, actual cheques made out to Gmerek did not match entries in the company’s bookkeeping system, in which the cheques were falsely entered as going to suppliers.