Edmonton couple charged with $500,000 fraud

After a lengthy investigation, police have laid fraud charges against a former employee of a Edmonton machinery company, who they say redirected advertising funds from the company to his personal accounts.

Police economic crime section says activity happened between 2000 and 2006

A lengthy police investigation was triggered by a complaint from the company. (CBC)

An Edmonton couple has been charged with committing more than $500,000 in fraud. 

The police economic crime section say the fraud happened between 2000 and 2006. 

After a lengthy investigation, police say they believe a former employee of an Edmonton machinery company redirected advertising funds from the company to his personal accounts. The investigation was triggered by a complaint from the company. 

The couple is alleged to have used numerous methods to commit fraud, including creating false identities to secure fraudulent payments, fraudulent billings for non-commissionable sales, and false billings to company credit cards. 

The two have been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, and laundering proceeds of crime. 

Their first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 25.