March 14, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) – A 52-year-old Ontario woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly funneling over $600,000 of her employer’s money into bank accounts for charities of which she was a board member.
Kingston police say the woman was working as comptroller for a local business while also serving on the board of two charities in Maxville, Ont., a small community north of Cornwall.
Investigators allege both charities incurred large debts due to mistakes the suspect made.
Police say she responded by allegedly siphoning money from the business to the charities over a period of three years to compensate for the loss of money.
The woman was arrested at her Maxville home on Sunday and transported to police headquarters in Kingston, Ont.
She has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and will appear in a Kingston court at a later date.
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.