An OPP officer from the Huronia West detachment will be spending the next 16 months at home after having her child – but it isn’t a regular maternity leave. Kara Darnley was sentenced to house arrest for breach of trust, after she was caught passing confidential information about her job to her boyfriend.
The OPP had suspicions about Darnley as she had also been charged in 2012. So as part of the recent investigation, Darnley was ‘befriended’ by another officer who was actually hired to keep an eye on her. The officer gained Darnley’s trust and placed a fake document about her boyfriend and his associates where she would find it. As expected, she passed the information on to her boyfriend and this gave the OPP concrete proof.
It’s been decided that she can only leave her home for medical appointments and for 3 hours every Wednesday to shop for necessities. Darnley has also been asked to do 180 hours of community service, to abstain from drinking alcohol during her sentence, and to not have more than 2 visitors at a time and only between specific time periods.