Woman is charged with fraud charges due to financial irregularities at Mobile Crisis Services

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Police have laid charges against a woman after investigating financial irregularities at a Regina non-profit.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) did not provided specific details of the crime yet, but the non-profit allegedly victimized, Mobile Crisis Services, said it was related to the payroll system.

Mobile Crisis Services provides social and health crisis interventions in Regina. This service includes performing child welfare investigations, has some of the province’s help lines for farm stress, and gambling problems.

The financial irregularities were first detected in March 2021, when the non-profit implemented changes in accounting and transitioned to a new financial management system.

Mobile Crisis Services hired an accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit.

Once the report was provided to RPS, the Mobile Crisis Services fired the employee.

Police have confirmed they’ve laid charges.

Arlene Marie Irving, 61, now faces a single charge each of:

  • theft over $5,000
  • fraud over $5,000

The 61-year-old relocated to British Columbia before RPS completed its investigation; however, police said they were able to serve notice to Irving that she should appear in court.

This article was originally sourced by www.cbc.ca.