Former Manitoba fire commissioner charged after audit

RCMP have charged a former Manitoba former fire commissioner with breach of trust, fraud and forgery.
Chris Jones was Manitoba's fire commissioner from 2009 until he was fired in 2011. (CBC)

RCMP have charged a former Manitoba former fire commissioner with breach of trust, fraud and forgery.

Police said the charges against Christopher Jones stem from an audit that found he pocketed more than $55,000 using forged documents.

The incidents happened within the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) between June 2009 and February 2011.

Jones has been released on a promise to appear in court next month.