Thousands of dollars, including tax money, stolen from Lethbridge County
A southern Alberta municipal worker is accused of stealing about $49,000 from the County of Lethbridge.
Police in Lethbridge say the county contacted them in May about an apparent theft and fraud by a staff member.
They say an investigation found that a large sum of money – some from tax payments – had been stolen from the county office between 2016 and 2019.
Brandi Leanne Doucette, a 40-year-old Lethbridge resident, is charged with fraud over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and altering documents.
Doucette has been released from custody and is to appear in court on Aug. 27.
Police say she is no longer employed by the county.
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