Charges for allegedly forging an affidavit have been dismissed against Marystown, NL Mayor Sam Synard.
The 57-year-old mayor was arrested on July 8 and briefly held in custody.
Synard said all he had done was witness the signature of a man who had written an affidavit saying he had paid $400 to store his motorhome in a garage owned by a town councillor.
“I had witnessed someone’s signature saying they had stored a motorhome,” said Synard. “This was the big fraud case that I was charged with.”
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.