Former Brent’s Cove town clerk facing fraud, forgery charges

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A RCMP investigation has resulted in fraud and forgery charges against the former clerk for the Town of Brent’s Cove, on the Baie Verte Peninsula in Newfoundland.

Ellen Butler has been charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, falsification of books and documents and uttering a forged document.

According to Corner Brook RCMP, the investigation began in June 2016.

Town officials said a forensic audit uncovered the alleged fraudulent activities.

Butler is scheduled to appear in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court in Baie Verte on November 28.

According to the 2016 census, Brent’s Cove has a population of about 157 people.

Read more at CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.