After a four-year investigation, military police have changed four civilians in an alleged $1.3-million fraud at CFB Halifax. The four — a business owner, his wife and two civilian base employees — were charged after what the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service called “fraudulent purchasing activities” at the base’s heating plant. The military police probe began in 2012 after an audit uncovered what Maj. Jean-Marc Mercier called a “significant” $1.3-million alleged fraud.
The charges appear to be related to a $1-million fraud investigation from April 2013, which saw five people — three civilian employees of the defence department at 12 Wing Shearwater — come under suspicion.
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