RCMP lay fraud charges against Alberta man for ripping off hardware stores

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A 25-year-old is facing fraud and theft charges following a five month investigation.

Ghislain Dugas, 25, of Grande Prairie, is facing several Criminal Code charges.

Grande Prairie RCMP say its General Investigation Section laid the charges after an investigation into stolen money from a business in Grande Prairie and Rycroft.

In August 2017, RCMP received a complaint from RONA regarding allegations of stolen money. Through the investigation it was determined that in 2012-2013 the same person was responsible for an unsolved theft of money complaint from Rycroft Building Supplies.

As a result of the investigation, Dugas was charged with two counts of theft over $5,000 and two counts of fraud over $5,000.

Dugas will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on January 31, 2018.

The investigation is ongoing and as this matter is now before the courts, no further updates will be provided.

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Read the full story over at Daily Herald Tribune.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.