Omemee woman ordered to pay back $284K, jailed for two years

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An Omemee, Ont. woman is facing two years in jail and must pay back more than $284,000 after she was convicted of defrauding her former employer.

Anne Noreen Awan was the target of a Peterborough police fraud investigation after allegations were brought forward that she fraudulently took money from her employer at the time.

The investigation revealed that the 49-year-old allegedly obtained close to $10,000 from her employer through writing and forging personal cheques using corporate funds.

Awan was charged in March 2016 with fraud over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, two counts of use, deals, acts on forged document, two counts of making a forged document, and laundering proceeds of crime.

On August 15th, she was convicted of fraud and was ordered to pay back $261,368.41 to her former employer. She must also pay $22,704.56 to a second victim.

She was also sentenced to two years in jail for those offences.

Read more at My Kawartha

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.