Three counts of fraud follows RCMP Fraud Unit investigation

Red Deer City RCMP have charged a man with three counts of fraud over $5,000, following a seven-month investigation.

Red Deer City RCMP have charged an Ottawa man with three counts of fraud over $5,000, following a seven-month investigation.

The man has been charged after a local business was allegedly defrauded of over $200,000.

The Red Deer RCMP Fraud Unit began their investigation after alleged fraudulent business dealings by an employee of a business.

Const. Sabrina Grunow, a media liaison officer for the Red Deer City RCMP, said she cannot name the business because the investigation is still underway. She said the business is involved in meat distribution.

Police allege that a man falsified invoices, contracts and other business documentation.

The suspect also faces a number of charges related to other jurisdictions in Alberta. They include two counts of assault; three counts of uttering threats; one count of forgery; uttering a forged document; fraud; and mischief.

Now in custody, Rodney Crabtree, 38, was to appear in Edmonton provincial court Tuesday to answer charges laid by the Edmonton Police Service and also faces charges laid by RCMP in Westlock.

Crabtree is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Dec. 23.

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