TORONTO — Before accepting a job in the travel industry, Toronto-based Alicia Kielek must inform her prospective employer, in writing, of her latest conviction of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration.
This isn’t the first time Kielek has faced charges.
This time around Kielek pled guilty and was convicted of five counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002, according to TICO.
The court ordered the following sentence on Jan. 19, 2018:
1) 200 hours of community service to be completed within two years;
2) Restitution totaling $13,904.96;
3) Two years of probation requiring Kielek to report to a probation officer as so directed by her assigned probation office and to notify that probation office of any changes to her address.
In addition Kielek is required to:
a) Prior to accepting a job in the travel industry, inform her prospective employer, in writing, of her conviction under the Travel Industry Act, 2002; and
b) Prior to accepting a job in the travel industry, inform the Registrar, Travel Industry Act, 2002, in writing, of the position being offered, the name of the travel agent and the term of employment and shall provide proof of having informed the prospective employer of her conviction under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
Kielek paid $7,599.15 in restitution payments prior to being sentenced by the court.
It was the fourth time Kielek had been charged under the Act and to date in October 2015, a total of 29 counts had been laid against her.