Kindersley, Sask. RCMP have charged a 44-year-old travel agent with fraud following a 16-month investigation.
RCMP had received more than 250 complaints regarding a travel agency starting in January 2016. Alleged fraud victims stated their travel agent closed up shop and failed to plan their trips without refunding any of the money they had paid.
Leslie Glauser, who was connected to the travel agency before it closed down, has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000. The charge accounts for all of the hundreds of complaints that were filed.
“This 16-month investigation was lengthy, in part, due to the more than 250 complaints received from members of the public in relation to this file,” said Sgt. Colleen Lyons of the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit North in a statement.
“We appreciate the patience shown by victims as we completed the investigation and laid one all-encompassing charge. All aspects of the investigation will be presented as evidence in court.”
Some complainants have said the agency that employed Glauser was T & T Travel Ltd., although the RCMP have yet to publicize the company’s name.
Glauser is set to appear in court on July 4.
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