Alleged Okanagan hockey fraudster takes the stand

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An Okanagan man standing trial over a Penticton, BC fraud case told the court he expected to personally gain over $70,000 from a failed hockey trip to Europe.

Michael Elphicke, one of two men charged with fraud and theft over $5,000 and managing an unauthorized lottery scheme, took the stand for the first time since the start of his trial.

The 51-year-old told the court he first met co-accused Loren Reagan in February or March of 2011 while both of their kids were playing hockey.

Elphicke said he and his wife decided to sign up for the European hockey trip because they were to take major organizing roles in the trip that would offset the costs.

Read more at Penticton Western News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.