A 47-year-old Dartmouth woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly bilking a Halifax Regional Police social fund out of more than $600,000.

RCMP say they have laid charges following an complaint in June 2013 that money had been misappropriated from the Halifax Regional Police Dedication to Duty Fund.

Police say the fund is an independent employee social account used to recognize officers who are retiring and fund other similar events. Police accuse a benefit plan administrator with the Halifax Regional Police Association of stealing more than $600,000 from the fund over 3.5 years.

Mary Louise MacDonald has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of forgery and one count of uttering a forged document.

She is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on June 25.