BC woman charged by Calgary Police Service for embezzlement

May 9 2018, 9:18 pm

A BC woman has been charged with three counts by the Calgary Police Service.

A release from the CPS alleges that 50-year-old Colleen Dhuga of Kelowna, BC had been embezzling money from multiple employers between June 2008 and March 2014.

Police believe that Dhuga had cut herself a total of 185 cheques — using a signature stamp to authorize them — and embezzled money from four different companies to the tune of $1.2 million.

The Calgary Police Service has charged Dhuga with one count of fraud over $5,000, one count of laundering proceeds from crime, and one count of theft over $5,000.

The release states that two private companies and two public companies lost money due to the frauds over the course of six years.

The alleged thefts were not discovered until March 2014 when one of the corporations’ banks noticed the activity.

Dhuga will next appear in court on Monday, June 4.

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