Cambridge Bay RCMP have charged a former resident with fraud following an audit at the local housing authority. Police say they began an investigation in December 2015 after an audit at the Cambridge Bay Housing Association revealed a significant amount in unauthorized funds had been spent over several years. Jim Peckham, 51, formerly of Cambridge Bay, was charged with fraud on Oct. 25, 2016. Police say the investigation is ongoing. He is scheduled to appear in court in Cambridge Bay on Dec. 12.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.