Stephen James Evanson fraud trial adjourned

A Stirling, Alta. man facing charges in a money-laundering scheme has had his case adjourned yet again.

The case against 36-year-old Stephen James Evanson was pushed back to July 10 after a series of delays.

Evanson, who was previously released on a recognizance, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and money laundering. Police said that in October 2016 they responded to a report of possible fraud at Schwartz Reliance Insurance after an employee noted discrepancies in some of the accounts.

An investigation determined that between January 2008 and September 2016 fake accounts were created and existing accounts altered to generate higher commissions, which resulted in the business being defrauded of just over $541,300.

Read more at Lethbridge Herald

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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