Minesing, Ont. woman facing fraud charges after law firm lost $700K

A Minesing, Ont. woman faces fraud, theft and forgery charges after a Barrie law firm lost as much as $700,000 dating back to 2010.

The firm had contacted city police six months ago after determining that several bills had not been paid.

A police investigation showed numerous forged cheques and fraudulent bank transactions.

A 67-year-old woman had been employed for more than 40 years as a legal secretary at the firm, police said.

She is charged with fraud and theft over $5,000, forgery and uttering forged documents.

Read more at The Barrie Examiner

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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