Dryden (November 21, 2019) – Police arrested and charged former employee of local community organizations, Peggy Ledoux, with fraud and falsification of documents on November 6. She is accused of stealing approximately more than $30,000 in total from the Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Program, the Dryden Christmas Cheer Program as well as the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op while she had been employed with the organizations. Ledoux has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000, two counts of Fraud Under $5,000 and two counts of Falsification of Books and Documents.
On November 6, Dryden Police arrested and charged Peggy Ledoux for fraud and falsification of documents. She is accused of defrauding local not for profit organizations in Dryden while she was working for them.
After the Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Program noticed the police about altered bank records and missing money, the local Crime Unit started their investigation in August 2018. Throughout the investigation, the Christmas Cheer Program also noticed missing money. Ledoux was working for the Dryden Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Program as a financial administrator at the time.
In February 2019, Ledoux started working as an administrator for the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op. Shortly after, the organization’s board noticed unauthorized transactions on their financial records and took the complaint to the authorities in August 2019.
The total loss of all three community organizations is estimated at more than $30,000. The 57-year-old woman from Dryden is now facing combined charges of one count of Fraud Over $5,000, two counts of Fraud Under $5,000, and two counts of Falsification of Books and Documents.
Ledoux is scheduled to appear in Dryden Provincial Court on December 9.
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.