Calgary police officer charged with fraud after coworker notices ‘suspicious charge’ on credit card
A 21-year member of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has been charged with fraud.
Police say the charges were laid after a year-long investigation that began in December of 2015 when a member of the service noticed a “suspicious charge” on his personal credit card.
CPS said the fraudulent charge was determined to be from an online transaction and traced back to a constable who worked in the same workspace as the victim.
“At this point the Anti-Corruption Unit took over the investigation due to its sensitive nature,” a Friday news release said. “Upon completion of the investigation, CPS consulted the Edmonton Crown Prosecutor’s Office, which recommended charges.”
Chris Sudu, 48, is charged with one count of fraud under $5,000.
CPS said it has been determined that this was a one-time incident and the officer is co-operating with the investigation.
“Sudu remains on an unrelated leave from the Calgary Police Service,” CPS said.
According to the CPS, a Professional Standards Section investigation will be conducted once police are finished with their investigation.
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