Edmonton woman convicted of fraud facing new charges

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A woman convicted of fraud offences faces new charges for allegedly breaching her court-ordered conditions.

In January 2022, the 39-year-old woman who had been court-ordered not to obtain employment or a volunteer role involving financial authority obtained a job as an accounting manager at an Edmonton business.

Between January 2022 and October 2022, the woman is alleged to have defrauded the business of more than $34,000.

Investigators discovered the woman obtained another job as a financial assistant, which she had from January 2023 to March 2023.

On Monday, Tanea Bouma, 39, turned herself in to police and was charged with three counts of fraud under $5,000, one count of fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and two breaches.

A further charge is pending in relation to employment insurance fraud during her time as an accounting manager, police said.

Investigators believe there may be other victims of fraud and are warning the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

This article was originally sourced from www.EdmontonJournal.com