Charges have been withdrawn against an Innisfail car dealer accused of theft.
The Crown prosecutor withdrew four charges of theft over $5,000 on Oct. 7 against Allister Loughlin, 49.
A preliminary hearing was to have been held on Friday.
Loughlin had been accused of bilking about $1 million from four people. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The Crown prosecutor’s office said the charges were withdrawn because it was determined it was not appropriate to continue the criminal prosecution.