Employee at Oshawa group home for developmentally-disabled charged with fraud

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Durham Region Police have laid charges relating to allegations of misappropriation of client funds at an Oshawa group home for the developmentally-disabled.

The charges arise from allegations of misuse of gift cards by a staff member at Christian Horizons.

Kaitlin Trudeau, of Belleville, Ont., has been charged with three counts of fraud under $5,000, and possession of stolen property. She has not worked in the home since the spring.

“Christian Horizons continues to take this situation very seriously. This type of activity is entirely outside the values of our organization,” said Cindy Winegarden, a spokesperson for the agency.

Police began their investigation after allegations arose that staff at the home had been misusing funds from the Ontario-funded Passport program.

The 26-year-old has been released on a promise to appear in court next month.

Read more at Durham Region

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.