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Woman faces fraud, forgery and theft charges, Paq’tnkek First Nation, N.S.

An investigation by the Antigonish / Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit has led to numerous charges against an Afton woman.

On December 3rd, 2013, Antigonish County RCMP received a complaint regarding misappropriation of funds from the Paq’tnkek First Nation.

An investigation commenced and it was determined that the band had discovered a misappropriation of funds in excess of $50,000 involving the Mi’kmaq Employment and Training Secretariat. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of misappropriation of funds in excess of $350,000 between 2010 and 2013.

On September 24th, 2014, RCMP arrested Dawn Marie Johnson, 38, at her home on the Paq’tnkek First Nation. Based on information gathered during the investigation, RCMP charged Johnson with Theft Over $5,000, Forgery, Uttering a Forged Document and Fraud over $5000. She is scheduled to appear in court on November 26th, 2014.

Source: Release

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