A former Clerk of East Hawkesbury township is presently serving a jail sentence for fraud and breach of the public trust.
On November 27, 2020, Linda Rozon pleaded guilty in court to two counts of fraud over $5,000 and breach of the public trust. In 2017, auditors found $53,000 missing from the municipal treasury. A further audit found $307,094 had been diverted from the township during a period believed to be between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2017.
According to information obtained from township Chief Administrative Officer Luc Lalonde, Rozon was sentenced on August 27, 2021, to 12 months in jail and three years of probation. Rozon was also ordered to pay $242,094 in restitution to the municipality’s insurance company.
As a condition of her probation, Rozon must pay the amount to the court in $500 monthly installments. The judge has prohibited Rozon from communicating directly or indirectly with township employees or being on its administrative premises. Counselling was also ordered.