Former Fogo Island clerk charged after $60K goes missing
A former clerk on Fogo Island is facing numerous charges of fraud and theft.
Shirley Osmond was the clerk of the former regional council before communities on the island amalgamated.
RCMP officers say they were tipped off last summer when an audit of the old regional council showed thousands of dollars were misappropriated.
By the time the investigation was done, they discovered more than $60,000 was missing.
Now, the former clerk is being accused of forging signatures and cheques to get the money.
The court docket lists well over 150 charges against Shirley Osmond.
But the RCMP said that list has been boiled down to five.
She's accused of fraud, theft, and breach of trust. She's also charged with forgery and uttering a forged document.
The mayor of the town of Fogo Island declined to comment. He says Osmond left her job before the island amalgamated.
Osmond is scheduled to appear in a Gander courtroom on Tuesday.