Former head of Cumberland development authority charged with forgery

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The former executive director of the Cumberland Regional Development Authority has plead guilty to one count of forgery.

Rhonda Charmaine Kelly was charged in 2016 with one count of fraud and nine counts of forgery. The other charges against her are expected to be dropped.

Kelly has been accused of defrauding the Nova Scotia government of more than $5,000 and filing forged claim forms for multiple projects including the YMCA Fundraising Strategy and the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

The Cumberland Regional Development Authority, which has since been dismantled, used to receive $700,000 a year of public funding, plus hundreds of thousands of dollars for specific projects.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.