Nova Scotia

Former Elizabeth Fry executive director charged with fraud

Halifax Regional Police say Tammy Gloade, 51, of Eastern Passage is accused of taking funds from the non-profit and putting them into her own personal account.

Tammy Gloade accused of misappropriating funds from non-profit; police say $13K missing

(Robert Short/CBC)

The former executive director of the mainland Nova Scotia branch of the Elizabeth Fry Society is accused of stealing money from the non-profit organization and has been charged with fraud and theft.

Halifax Regional Police said Tammy Gloade, 51, of Eastern Passage is accused of taking funds from the non-profit and putting them into her own personal account.

Police said investigators determined the organization, which advocates for women and girls in the justice system, was defrauded of almost $13,000. 

"Certainly having somebody as an employee who was in a position of trust with them and being executive director, it's concerning," said Const. Alicia Joseph, a police spokesperson.

31 charges

Gloade has been charged with seven counts of forging documents, one count of fraud over $5,000, seven counts of uttering forged documents, 15 counts of falsification of books and documents and one count of fraudulent concealment.

Police said they received a report regarding an employee who was misappropriating funds from the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia on March 15, 2017.

Gloade was executive director at the time. Police said she's no longer with the organization.

Gloade was arrested Monday without incident. She was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday to face the charges.

Man charged

A 43-year-old man from Eastern Passage also faces several charges in relation to the incident.

Joseph said she didn't know what his relationship is to Gloade or the Elizabeth Fry Society. The man is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date.

CBC News contacted the acting executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society for Mainland Nova Scotia, Dawn Ferris, and she declined to comment on the charges because they are before the courts.

Ferris referred CBC News to the Elizabeth Fry Society's national branch. The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies did not immediately respond to a request for comment.