A former volunteer in charge of the finances at a minor hockey association in Quebec City has pleaded guilty in provincial court to defrauding the league of nearly half a million dollars. Gilles Boivin, 63, took care of the finances for the Quebec Centre hockey association for two dcades.
Fake suppliers and forging signatures to pocket money
Between 2006 and 2012, Boivin defrauded the organization of hundreds of thousands of dollars, making up fake suppliers and forging signatures to pocket money. He took the down payment parents gave him for the purchase of hockey jerseys and wrote cheques in his name. The money he kept, he said, paid for his personal expenses and his credit card bills. The fraud was discovered by Boivin’s successor after he left the organization. When he was confronted, he confessed.
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