Children’s charity sues former treasurer for taking money

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The former treasurer of the Children’s Heart Society is being sued for allegedly taking more than $200,000 from the charity. The allegations against Asa Wedman are found in a statement of claim filed in Edmonton on Jan. 5. They have not been proven in court.

Fraudulently withdrew funds from accounts

The statement of claim alleges the Edmonton man fraudulently withdrew funds from three of the Children’s Heart Society bank accounts. Those accounts were the bingo, casino and general bank accounts. The lawsuit alleges Wedman forged cheques made payable either to himself or to third parties which were made for his benefit, and that he made unauthorized withdrawals from the accounts.

Read more at CBC News.

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.