Fields theft, fraud cases adjourned

Three former Fields Store employees accused of theft and fraud have had their court cases adjourned to the end of this month.

Three former Fields Store employees accused of theft and fraud have had their court cases adjourned to the end of this month.

The three women, who worked in the Red Deer store, were charged after an internal investigation into allegations of internal theft and fraud, including theft of merchandise and refunds issued on goods returned under false pretenses.

Bernadette Couturier, 42, Tara Munro, 31, and Marline House, 25, are co-accused on multiple charges following an internal investigation that was subsequently handed to the RCMP.

Lawyers for the three accused appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday to seek an adjournment.

The three lawyers and their clients are to return to court on Friday, Sept. 28.

Fields was in the process of closing its stores across Canada during the period from December of last year through to May 3, when the charges were laid.

The Red Deer store was closed late in May.