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Former employee defrauds County of Lethbridge of $49,000

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.