The former president of Mount Royal University’s Student Association, Meghan Melnyk is facing a jail sentence for her part in a 2012 bank robbery.

Melnyk pleaded guilty to robbing a southeast Servus Credit Union in February 2012 and stealing $6200 to feed her gambling habit.

She was charged with robbery, possession of a prohibited weapon and committing and indictable offence while disguised and was released on bail.

On Monday, Melnyk was sentenced to 18 months in jail, counselling and 240 hours of community service.

She has also been ordered to provide a DNA sample, abstain from alcohol and drugs and is prohibited from possessing a weapon for 10 years.