Police lay fraud charges


October 17, 2011 Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Members of the Halifax District RCMP/HRP Integrated Financial Crime Section have charged a Montreal woman with several fraud charges in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
On October 15, 2011, Lower Sackville RCMP received a call from a bank in Lower Sackville.  Employees recognized a woman who was suspected of defrauding another branch of $24-thousand.  Police arrived and arrested a 29-year-old woman from Montreal.  Several forged documents were seized.
The matter was turned over to the Halifax District RCMP/HRP Integrated Financial Crime Section (FCS).  Further investigation revealed the woman was in possession of documents including cheques from a fake business and phone bills under other assumed names.  The Integrated FCS obtained a search warrant for the suspect's hotel room.  Police seized several items including fraudulent cheques and banking documents under her other aliases.
Megan Celeste MacDonald will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial Court this morning to face charges under the Criminal Code including Fraud over $5000 (Sec, 380 CC), Uttering Forged Documents (Sec 368 CC) x 4, and Conspiracy to Commit Fraud (Sec 465 CC).  Additional charges are pending.
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