Former finance employee charged with fraud involving

EDMONTON — A former worker in the Alberta Finance Department is being accused of using fake doctor’s notes to defraud her employer of $30,000 in wages.

DMONTON — A former worker in the Alberta Finance Department is being accused of using fake doctor’s notes to defraud her employer of $30,000 in wages.

The RCMP say Deborah McGean, who is 58, has been charged with theft and fraud.

McGean, who now lives in Halifax, is also charged with forging a document.

Police allege the fraud occurred during May 2006 and November 2007 while McGean was an Alberta government employee.

An investigation began in July 2009 after Alberta Justice referred the case to the RCMP’s commercial crime unit.

McGean is to appear in provincial court in Edmonton on July 4.