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Manitoba police charged with using work credit card for personal use

Two members of the Dakota Ojibway Police Service are among five people who have been arrested for allegedly using a force credit card for personal purchases. Global News/File

WINNIPEG – RCMP have charged five people – two of them police officers – with using a Dakota Ojibway Police Service police credit card for personal purchases.

Sgt. Darryl Hunter, Const. Derek Smoke, police service clerk Julie Seniuk, Robyn Hunter and a 17-year-old youth are all charged with unauthorized use of credit card data.

The police employees all worked at the Roseau River First Nation detachment.

The police service management approached the RCMP with concerns about use of the credit card, Manitoba RCMP said in a news release.

The credit card was used from Jan. 22 to May 10 in the Altona and Morris area, RCMP said.

The charges are:

  • Hunter, 32, of Morris – 21 counts of unauthorized use of credit card data over dates ranging from Jan. 22 to May 10;
  • Smoke, 44, of Morris – seven counts of unauthorized use of credit card data from March 16 to May 5, 2014, and one count as a co-accused in the unauthorized use of credit card data;
  • Seniuk, 34, of Altona – one count as a co-accused in the unauthorized use of credit card data from Jan. 22 to May 10;
  • Hunter, 24, of Morris – four counts as a co-accused in the unauthorized use of credit card data; and
  • the 17-year-old young offender – one count of unauthorized use of credit card data on April 27.
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