Former SAMRU president pleads guilty to bank robbery
The former president of the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University plead guilty to charges of bank robbery in court Aug. 1, Bryan Weismiller reported for the Calgary Herald.
Meghan Melnyk spoke to reporters on the steps of the courthouse, apologizing to both the university and the students’ association for bringing them negative attention. She said an addiction to gambling caused her to lose control, leading to her decision to rob a Servus Credit Union on Feb. 29.
Melnyk resigned from her position as SAMRU president in January after a performance review uncovered unexplained “financial anomalies.”