Woman faces fraud charges
After a lengthy investigation into an internal theft and fraud at a local service club, the Espanola Police Service laid charges against a local 51-year-old woman.
In October of 2016, the Espanola Police Service began its investigation, a search warrant was obtained for banking records and after an extensive investigation it was found that more than $30,000 was not deposited into two bank accounts. Money from these bank accounts frequently was distributed to local charitable causes.
Criminal charges of fraud over $5,000 and fraud under $5,000 were laid against the female who is to appear in Espanola Court on Oct. 23, to answer to the charges.