Charges dropped mid-trial against Cochrane woman accused in $1M fraud and theft case

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Fraud and theft charges have been dropped mid-trial against a Cochrane, Alta. woman accused of a massive scheme involving an oilfield company were she worked.

Shelley Davidson was a bookkeeper for Silverado Oilfield Ventures from 2006 to 2011, during which time was accused of doctoring the company’s financial documents.

The 40-year-old was charged in 2013 with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000 following an RCMP investigation.

A two-week trial began in Calgary earlier this week but was derailed after issues with disclosure were uncovered by the prosecution and defence lawyers.

Some documents were missing while others were mislabeled, and some of the financial disclosure believed to be from banks turned out to have been compiled by the complainants.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.