HALIBURTON — Two former employees face fraud charges after a four-month police investigation.
OPP with the Haliburton Highlands detachment said today that they began an investigation on Dec. 14, 2019, regarding a possible fraud at a local business.
The business’s general manager contacted police after alleged inconsistencies were noted with financial documents and invoices.
As a result of the provincial police investigation, two employees of the business have been charged:
Stephanie Blackett, 39, of Minden Hills Township was arrested and charged with:
- Fraud under $5,000 – 10 counts
- Use, deals, acts on forged document – 10 counts
Jessica West, 32, also of Minden Hills Township, was arrested and charged with:
- Fraud under $5,000 – 21 counts
- Make forged document – 21 counts
The two are to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden on July 8, 2020.