Accused in alleged CFB Halifax fraud now face single charge

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Four civilians charged in an alleged $1.3-million fraud at CFB Halifax are now each only facing one count of fraud over $5,000. Dartmouth businessman Harold Dawson, his wife, Kimberly Dawson, and two former civilian employees at CFB Halifax originally faced one count of fraud over $5,000 and a count of committing fraud on government. But in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday, federal Crown attorney Mark Donohue withdrew the fraud on government charge against all four accused.

Overcharge for expensive parts for systems

When the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service announced the charges in July, it alleged the two former civilian employees Wayne Langille, 70, and Bry’n Ross, 61, colluded to overcharge for expensive parts for heating systems. Ross is a former civilian contracts officer and Langille is a former heating plant manager at the base.

Four-year investigation 

The four-year investigation began when a civilian senior staffer at 12 Wing Shearwater noticed that all four companies were registered to one owner and the tender applications from each company all appeared to be written in the same handwriting. All four accused return to court on Jan. 17 for election and/or plea.

Read more about the CFB Halifax case at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.