Truro coun­cil­lor fac­ing 36 crim­i­nal charges in­clud­ing 28 re­lated to fraud

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS | PROVINCE - BY HARRY SUL­LI­VAN

Ward 3 Truro Coun. Greg MacArthur is sched­uled to ap­pear in pro­vin­cial court in three sep­a­rate ju­ris­dic­tions af­ter be­ing charged with 34 counts of fraud and three counts of breach of trust by a public of­fi­cer.

The charges were laid June 23 fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Cana­dian Forces Na­tional In­ves­ti­ga­tion Ser­vice (CFNIS), a unit within the Cana­dian Forces Mil­i­tary Po­lice Group, which in­cluded the ex­e­cu­tion of a search war­rant on MacArthur's Truro res­i­dence.

"The al­leged fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­ity, to­talling $5,700.00, was said to take place over a pe­riod of time be­tween Novem­ber 2013 and Au­gust 2014," Cap­tain Joanna Labonte, public af­fairs of­fi­cer with the Cana­dian Forces Mil­i­tary Po­lice Group," told the Truro Daily News in an email, fol­low­ing in­quiries into the mat­ter.

MacArthur, who is re­tired from the Cana­dian Navy and has been a Truro coun­cil­lor for ap­prox­i­mately 11 years, is sched­uled to ap­pear in three pro­vin­cial court­rooms in Septem­ber in­clud­ing in Pic­tou on Sept. 14, in Truro on Sept. 23 and in Dart­mouth on Sept. 30.

None of the charges have been proved in court and MacArthur could not be reached for com­ment by dead­line time Fri­day evening. The charges are as fol­lows: Twenty-Eight counts of Fraud in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 380(1)(b) of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada;

- one count of Breach of Trust by a Public Of­fi­cer in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 122 of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada; (Pic­tou County);

- two counts of Fraud in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 380(1)(b) of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada;

- one count of Breach of Trust by a Public Of­fi­cer in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 122 of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada; (Hal­i­fax Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity);

- four counts of Fraud in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 380(1)(b) of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada; and

- one count of Breach of Trust by a Public Of­fi­cer in ac­cor­dance with Sec­tion 122 of the Crim­i­nal Code of Canada. (Colch­ester County).

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