A 52-year-old Maxville woman who was arrested and charged on March 11, 2018 after she was alleged to have misappropriated over $600,000 from her employer has been arrested for a second time and is now charged with three counts of making forged documents. She was arrested on April 13, 2018 but was released and is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on May 2, 2018.
For the past several years the accused has acted as comptroller for a Kingston-based business. During this time, the accused sat on the boards of two charities located in Maxville, Ontario. The accused was treasurer for both the Glengarry Highland Games and the Kenyon Agricultural (the latter organizes the Maxville Fair each year) and each organization’s volunteers are working to get the organizations stabilized and ensure that both events take place this year.
An earlier police press release stated that huge debts were incurred while the accused acted as the treasurer for these groups. In an effort to keep the charities from falling into serious arrears, the accused allegedly used her position as comptroller and began funneling money from her Kingston employer. Over the next three years, the accused transferred just over $600,000 from the business into the bank accounts of both charities, according to police.
On December 18, 2017 the matter was reported to police and Detectives with the Kingston Police Fraud Unit began an investigation. It was determined some of the funds misappropriated by the accused to the charities were used to cover the expenses the accused incurred through her role as secretary-treasurer.
On March 11, 2018, detectives had arrested the accused at her address in Maxville.
The accused is charged with fraud over $5000 and three counts of making forged documents.
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