June 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Updated: June 28, 2019 4:55 pm

Woman allegedly defrauds Ontario Minor Hockey Association of $2.4 million: police

York police say they are investigating after the Ontario Minor Hockey Association was allegedly defrauded.

Shallima Maharaj / Global News

RICHMOND HILL – York Regional Police say they have charged a woman for allegedly defrauding a minor hockey association of about $2.4 million.

Police say they were contacted by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association last November for concerns that it was defrauded by an employee.

They say investigators discovered that the association’s director of finance allegedly stole the money.

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The OMHA said in a statement that the incident has not affected programming and it will not be commenting further as the investigation is ongoing.

They say Jennifer Robinson, 45, of Georgina, Ont., was arrested on Thursday and faces numerous fraud charges as well as breach of trust.

Police say she was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in a Newmarket court next month.

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