The former head of a Brantford charity that handles addiction, mental health and justice programs has been charged with fraud and laundering the proceeds of crime. Bill Sanderson, 63, of Tillsonburg is the former executive director of St. Leonard’s Community Services. He’s been charged with multiple fraud charges, using forged documents and laundering the proceeds of crime. Hamilton Police are leading the investigation because there are Brantford Police officers sitting on the St. Leonard’s board, said Det. Sgt. Wendy Vallesi from Hamilton’s major fraud unit. The investigation dates back to February 2015, when Brantford Police heard of “financial concerns” at the agency after an internal financial review.
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