Fraud charges laid against for­mer Drumheller ATB em­ployee

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A for­mer Drumheller ATB branch em­ployee is fac­ing charges of fraud, fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions she took funds from the ac­counts of se­nior cit­i­zens.

Drumheller RCMP be­gan an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing a com­plaint from ATB that an em­ployee of the Drumheller branch had made unau­tho­rized with­drawals from the ac­counts of seven dif­fer­ent bank clients.

It is al­leged that the funds were taken from the vic­tim’s ac-

counts be­tween Novem­ber 2015 and Novem­ber 2016. All of the vic­tims were se­nior cit­i­zens and a to­tal of over $40,000 was taken through 16 dif­fer­ent cash with­drawals.

Re­becca Tucker, 36, of Drumheller has been charged with 16 counts of fraud un­der $5,000 con­trary to sec­tion 380 of the Crim­i­nal code as well as 13 counts of draw­ing doc­u­ments with- out au­thor­ity con­trary to sec­tion 374 of the Crim­i­nal Code.

Tucker has been re­leased from cus­tody to ap­pear in Drumheller Pro­vin­cial Court on Au­gust 11. She is no longer an em­ployee of ATB.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on these of­fences is asked to con­tact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-7590.

mailphoto by Patrick Ko­lafa

A woman has been charged with 16 counts of fraud af­ter it was al­leged she took funds from ac­counts at the ATB.

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