Former B.C. little league treasurer charged with fraud and theft

COQUITLAM, B.C. — A former treasurer of a little league baseball organization in Coquitlam, B.C., is facing charges after $150,000 went missing from the group’s bank account.

Mounties say the 65-year-old woman was charged this week with fraud and theft over $5,000 after an investigation that lasted 2 1/2 years.

The league reported the missing money to the RCMP in August 2020 and said in a statement then that it noticed the money missing when members didn’t receive their refund for the season that had been cancelled by the pandemic.

Police say the woman charged was the treasurer from September 2014 to August 2020.

Sgt. Karrie Ellis with the Coquitlam RCMP says police worked diligently to gather evidence, identify and interview witnesses, and support charges.

The woman has been released from custody until her next court appearance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2023

The Canadian Press

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