June 10, 2019 10:42 am

Former IWK CEO accused of fraud, breach of trust to enter plea next week

A file photo of Tracy Kitch at a speaking event.

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The former CEO of Halifax’s IWK Health Centre is expected to enter a plea on fraud and breach of trust charges next week.

Tracy Kitch’s case was set over in Halifax provincial court until June 18 for election and plea.

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Defence lawyer Joel Pink asked for the delay today to give him time to meet with his client, who no longer lives in Halifax.

Kitch is charged with breach of trust and fraud over $5,000.

The former executive at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto resigned as CEO of the Halifax children’s hospital in August 2017.

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An independent review had concluded she owed tens of thousands of dollars for “potentially personal” expenses charged to her IWK corporate credit card.

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