Former CAT executive director charged with theft

The former executive director of Central Alberta Theatre has been charged with theft.

The former executive director of Central Alberta Theatre has been charged with theft.

William Paul Trefry, 44, who left the theatre group last fall, has been charged with a single count of theft over $5,000.

“It’s alleged that he took money from the theatre group,” RCMP Cpl. Kathe DeHeer said on Thursday.

DeHeer was not able to provide much detail on the allegation but said it involved around $6,000 to $7,000.

“I can say that, yes, there was an investigation and charges were laid with respect to a theft.”

Trefry was a four-year CAT member when he was appointed executive director in the spring of 2010.

The case returns to Red Deer provincial court on June 12.

An amateur theatre group for 40 years, CAT manages Memorial Centre, the adjoining CAT Studios, and City Centre Stage downtown, which was officially opened last fall after a major renovation to the former Uptowne movie theatre.

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