Fraud and theft-related charges laid against Kitchener woman

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Fraud and theft-related charges have been laid against a Kitchener woman who allegedly scammed her company out of thousands of dollars.

Waterloo police said their investigation into her employer’s financial records found the woman used the company’s American Express card to make personal purchases from January 2015 to December 2016.

Since the credit card statements were sent to the home of the accused, the company wasn’t aware they were being defrauded.

The investigation also uncovered the accused altered a $15,000 cheque that was supposed to be used to pay for airfare and accommodations for a conference in British Columbia. Police found that the money was instead used to pay off the woman’s personal credit card.

The woman left the company in December 2016 when the accusations against her were presented.

She was arrested late last month and charged with theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and uttering a forged document.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.