Saskatchewan

Student leader reports forged cheques to police

A Regina student leader has gone to the police with allegations that someone forged his signature after $700 of student money went missing.
Kent Peterson has gone to the police to report that someone had forged his signature on cheques from a University of Regina account. (CBC)

A Regina student leader has gone to the police with allegations that someone forged his signature after $700 of student money was discovered to be missing earlier this year.

Kent Peterson, who was a member of the executive of the Canadian Federation of Students, in Regina, and also with the University of Regina Students' Union (URSU), told CBC News he received copies of three suspect cheques late Tuesday.

With those, and a copy of a news article in the campus newspaper, Peterson said he felt he had enough to file a report.   

Peterson and others from the University of Regina had been under fire for not going to police sooner.  

He said the only other person with signing authority was Haanim Nur, a student executive at the time the money was stolen.

Peterson said Nur could not explain what happened, so he put a freeze on the account.

Nur admitted to forging the cheques in a recent article in the campus newspaper. At the time, she was vice-president of finance with the University of Regina Students' Union.

She went on to become the president of URSU, but has since stepped down from the position.