Red Deer man sent to jail for defrauding religious charity

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A judge has ordered a Red Deer, Alta. man to pay back more than $100,000 he admitted stealing from a religious charity where he worked.

Kenneth Van Someren pleaded guilty on Wednesday to fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in jail.

The 53-year-old worked as an office administrator for the Christian Motorcycle Association between September 2013 and June 2015.

During his employment at the charity, Van Someren forged cheques, fraudulently transferred money and illegally used the group’s credit card.

Van Someren had also been charged with uttering forged documents, trafficking in property obtained by crime and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Read more at National Post

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.