Ontario Provincial Police have charged three men with fraud in connection with alleged financial irregularities involving the municipality of West Nipissing. Former employees Marc Gagnon, Luc Rifou, and private contractor Steve Morrison have each been been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000. They also each face the following charges: fraud on government, uttering forged documents, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
One of the accused, Steve Morrison, is currently involved in a $450,000 lawsuit with the municipality over allegedly billing the town for roadwork that his company, MX Constructors, did not complete. Morrison is also the current chair of the West Nipissing Police Services Board. He could not be reached for comment.
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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.