LETHBRIDGE — A public school trustee in southern Alberta is facing additional charges.
Police have charged Dennis Wayne Wickham with allegedly forging cheques for personal gain while he was a volunteer with the Lethbridge Minor Softball Association.
Police say they were contacted in June by the association regarding account irregularities and an investigation revealed 10 cheques written with forged signatures in 2010.
Wickham was president of the softball association at the time and police allege the cheques, totalling just under $1,000, were deposited into his bank account.
Wickham, who is 49, will appear in court Nov. 16 on a charge of uttering a forged document.
He is also scheduled to be in court Oct. 24 on a charge of theft of more than $4,000 from a local football referees’ association.
Wickham was suspended in October 2010 as association president, a position he had held for three years.
Wickham’s dismissal from the association came during the same month he was elected to his first term as a public school trustee in Lethbridge.
He has not resigned and school officials say he can’t be removed unless convicted of a criminal offence.