RCMP member charged after charity fraud investigation at Alberta school

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A man who has been working for the RCMP for 12 years and a woman have been charged in connection with a fraud investigation.

In April 2017, the RCMP Serious Crimes Branch General Investigational Section started looking into misappropriated funds from a charity called “Whoo’s Crew” at the Crossfield Elementary School from October 2015 to November 2016.

Const. Sean Taylor, an RCMP member, and Cori Taylor, a woman who lives in Crossfield, Alta., have been jointly charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Cori Taylor has also been charged with one count of uttering a forged document, one count of fraud over $5,000, five counts of fraud under $5,000, three counts of forgery and one count of false pretenses to obtain credit over $5,000.

The 12-year RCMP member has been suspended with pay since June 27.

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The couple is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday in Airdrie.

Crossfield is located 50 kilometres north of Calgary.