Former East Hawkesbury clerk-treasurer facing fraud charges

A former clerk-treasurer of the Township of East Hawkesbury will appear in court on August 21 related to charges of fraud, creating false documents and breach of trust of her public position.

The Review reported in August 2017 that Rozon had left her position at the township abruptly in June, following the discovery of $53,000 found missing by Deloitte as part of a routine audit. Rozon, whose career at the municipality spanned 38 years, paid back the missing funds and the municipality did not press charges at that time.

Auditors continued to work at the municipality and a new accounting system was been put in place to replace the manual system which had been in place for years.

But Radio Canada broke the story a few days ago that Rozon is being charged with allegedly defrauding the municipality of a total of $375,825. In all, there are 25 counts of fraud, the making of false documents and breach of trust being faced by the 59-year-old Rozon. The amounts taken from the municipality between 2008 and 2017 vary from $500 to $61,530, according to the Radio Canada story.

The Review was unable to connect with East Hawkesbury Mayor Robert Kirby as of press time. The cost of the lengthy audit has not been disclosed.

Louise Sproule

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