A woman who paid $1,000 to get her daughter out of custody last September has asked for her money back.
The mother asked for the money Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court where her daughter, Brittany Annette Twigg, appeared on several charges.
Court was told the woman could not control her daughter or ensure she complied with conditions of her release. Failing to comply with conditions normally results in forfeiture of bail money, but the court agreed to return the money. That means, however, the Crown is going to apply to revoke Twigg's release and keep her in custody while she deals with her charges.
The 20-year-old woman is charged in connection with a home invasion last summer after two women entered a home in the 2400 block of 9 Avenue North and demanded cash from a 69-year-old man who was known to one of the women. They tied him up, assaulted him, threatened him and ransacked his house to find his wallet before they stole his minivan. The man freed himself, called police and was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested Twigg when they tracked the minivan to a gas station along 5 Avenue North, and an arrest warrant was issued for Cheyanne Sue Williams, who was picked up several days later in Calgary.
Both women face several charges in the case, including extortion, assault with a weapon, robbery and unlawful confinement. Twigg is back in court Friday while Williams' matter is scheduled for trial in February.
Twigg also faces additional charges of breaching conditions of a recognizance, failing to comply with a probation order, and communicating for the purpose of prostitution.