Kootenay bank robber sentenced for breaching bail conditions

Krista Kalmikoff has still not been sentenced following her conviction for bank robbery.

Krista Kalmikoff has not yet been sentenced for her bank robbery conviction.

A local woman was sentenced to 30 days in jail in provincial court on Wednesday for breaching a recognizance that was part of her bail conditions when she was convicted in December of a series of 2014 bank robberies.

Krista Kalmikoff breached her conditions by being arrested in January in Salmo following a traffic collision for drug possession and by admitting to using cocaine. For the drug possession charges she was sentenced to five days.

For both offences (the breach and the drug charge) she received time already served in jail, where she has been since the incident in Salmo.

Before she was arrested in Salmo, she was out on bail, living with her grandmother. Even though she has already served the time (30 days and five days) for the breach of recognizance and the drug charges, she remains in jail because her grandmother, in whose custody the court placed her when she was convicted last year of robbery, is no longer able to take responsibility for Kalmikoff for health reasons.

Crown counsel Sunday Patola intends to ask a judge to revoke that bail in Nelson court on April 13, which would mean that even if her grandmother was able, Kalmikoff would remain in jail until she is sentenced for the bank robberies. No date has yet been set for that.

This story was amended on March 14 to correct the erroneous statement in the second paragraph that Kalmikoff pled guilty to the drug possession charges. Actually she pled not guilty and was tried and found guilty.

 

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