Lethbridge (August 14, 2019) – Brandi Leanne Doucette allegedly defrauded the County of Lethbridge of $49,000 between 2016 and 2019, according to the Lethbridge Police. The 40-year-old has been charged for theft and fraud. Doucette was employed by the municipality at the time the money went missing.
In May 2019, the County of Lethbridge noticed the incident and informed the authorities. The Economic Crimes Unit subsequently started their investigation which confirmed the County’s accusations. Some of the stolen money was from tax payments. As a consequence, Doucette was charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000, and altering documents.
Doucette was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court August 27.
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.