Burnaby housing co-op suing former president

A Burnaby housing co-op is suing its former president claiming she committed fraud by depositing cheques meant to pay for services done at the complex into her personal bank account.

The Halston Hills Housing Co-operative says it approached Lillian Cameron with the accusations and within 24 hours, she left her unit at the complex with no forwarding address.

The lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court alleges she used a requisition form to change cheques which were supposed to be paid to maintenance or construction companies, and either cashed or deposited them into her account.

It went on to say she also sent cheques from the co-op to herself, claiming they were out-of-pocket expenses when they weren’t.

Halston Hills says Cameron has turned herself into Burnaby RCMP and admitted the fraud to the co-op.

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Cameron could not be reached for comment.

The co-op also included a pair of auditing companies in the lawsuit claiming they failed to discover and advise the complex of Cameron’s alleged fraud.

Marsh & Marsh Inc. and Tompkins, Wozny, Miller & Co. have yet to respond to calls and emails from CKNW.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

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