Judge critiques Sault Ste. Marie’s fraud policies

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An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge was critical of the City of Sault Ste. Marie for not establishing clear guidelines related to a marketing and events management position it created.

Justice Norman Karam’s decision into the former city employee Trevor Zachary’s fraud case finished Wednesday.

Trevor Zachary pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud over $5,000, but guilty to a lesser charged of fraud under $5,000.

The 42-year-old also pleaded guilty to one count of forgery. He has been granted a conditional discharge and will be on probation for six months.

“From the evidence, I am left with the impression that there was no specific written guideline with respect to his expenditures or undertakings, other than a limit of $2,500 on his credit card use, which he did not breach,” a copy of the judge’s decision reads.

Read more at Sault Star

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.