Fraud charges laid after money for Surrey, BC school playground goes missing

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Surrey, BC RCMP have laid fraud charges after an elementary school reported money missing from the parents advisory council (PAC) bank account.

Tuyet Ngo, 31, of Surrey, has been charged with defrauding the École K.B. Woodward Elementary PAC of more than $5,000, theft over $5,000 and using forged bank statements.

Ngo turned herself in on Monday after RCMP issued a warrant for her arrest.

The elementary school originally contacted police in September, 2016 when it reported $35,000 was missing.

The money was raised to finance a new school playground.

“The victims in this incident were the students at K.B. Woodward and the surrounding neighbourhood,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

“It was heartening to see businesses, individuals and the K.B. Woodword school community come together afterwards to raise funds to cover the losses.”

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.