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Elphicke pleads not guilty in Penticton hockey fraud

Michael Elphicke has pleaded not guilty to fraud and theft charges alleged over a failed hockey trip to Europe for a Penticton hockey team.

Elphicke, along with his wife, and partner Loren Reagan, allegedly raised upwards of $125,000 through parent contributions and fundraising efforts, including an unlicensed raffle draw, for a hockey trip that never happened.

Reagan is accused of using the funds to buy personal items, like food, clothing and liquor, while Elphicke is accused of taking in a personal salary from the efforts. Money also reportedly went to a failed hockey dorm project, for which both men and the City of Penticton faced lawsuits.

Read more at Kelowna Cap News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.