Oshawa man charged after police investigate $55K fraud at Uxbridge-based charity

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A months-long investigation into the suspected misappropriation of funds from a Durham Region charity has led to charges against a man identified as an executive director.

An investigation begun in June 2017 has revealed that North House was defrauded of more than $55,000, Durham police said on Thursday. Staff at the organization reported that cash and credit cards were used for unauthorized purchases that included sporting events and meals at restaurants, police said.

It’s also alleged unauthorized cheques were written in the name of the accused man and cashed, police said.

 Ian Faulkner, 42, of Oshawa, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-579-1520, ext. 2017.

North House provides access to safe and affordable housing for low-income residents in north Durham Region, according to its website. As of Feb. 1, a different person was identified as the organization’s executive director.

Read the original story over at Durhamregion.com

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.