Female inmate fails to return after authorized absence

Amanda Sach, formerly of Penticton, has been missing since Saturday from the Fraser Valley Institution in Abbotsford

Fraser Valley Institution for Women

Fraser Valley Institution for Women

An inmate at Fraser Valley Institution for Women in Abbotsford failed to return following an authorized temporary absence, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

Assistant warden Chris Szafron said in a press release that after Amanda Sach, 24, failed to return on Saturday, CSC immediately notified Abbotsford Police.

A warrant for her arrest has been issued.

Sach is 5′ 5″, weighs 146 pounds, and has a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

She has a tattoo that reads “Carson” and “Jade” on her upper torso, one on her right forearm of a cross and one on her upper right arm of a skull.

Sach is currently serving a sentence of 30 months for forcible confinement, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and robbery with violence.

The conviction relates to a home invasion in Penticton in November 2013, in which Sach was described at her sentencing hearing as the ring leader.

During court proceedings, it was revealed that Sach showed up with a group of people at a home, and they demanded money from the residents and ordered them on the ground.

Sach had mace and a knife on her when she entered the garage, where she punched one of the residents and hit the other with an axe handle.

The female victim was knocked unconscious and had her hands restrained with zap straps.

The male victim said Sach was giving the orders when the robbers entered the garage. They got away with $1,200 cash, jewelry, clothing and some electronics.

Some of the items, including an engagement ring, were later sold in Kelowna, and the rest thrown into a dumpster.

Sach admitted to police that she barely knew the residents and she was high on meth at the time.

She was sentenced in January of this year.

Anyone with information about her disappearance is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).

– With files from Penticton Western News