Rosamond Luke was back in court yesterday.

The woman who withdrew as a candidate in a federal riding and was fired from a charity in September, 2008, pleaded guilty to theft in a Halifax courtroom yesterday. Luke was campaigning for the Tories in the federal election in 2008 when the party discovered she had a criminal record. She withdrew from the race. She made bigger headlines later that month when she was fired by the All Women’s Empowerment and Development Association (AWEDA) after the board discovered financial irregularities in the charity’s books. She was reinstated a few weeks later pending an independent investigation, and police did not press charges from their investigation.

“She was in (yesterday) for a change of plea and she pleaded guilty to theft under $5,000 and possession (of stolen property) under $5,000,” said Chris Hansen, with the Public Prosecution Service.