Edmonton couple charged with $500,000 fraud
Police economic crime section says activity happened between 2000 and 2006
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.