Two charged with fraud for using company credit card

Two Sylvan Lake residents accused of stealing more than $72,000 while working at the O’Chiese First Nation Gas Bar employees will appear in court next month.

Two Sylvan Lake residents accused of stealing more than $72,000 while working at the O’Chiese First Nation Gas Bar employees will appear in court next month.

An independent audit of the gas bar’s financial records led to suspicions that unauthorized charges were made on a credit card associated to the business between March 2010 and June 2011.

The RCMP Calgary Commercial Crime Unit were called in to investigate and recently wrapped up a nine-month investigation that has resulted in criminal charges against two former employees.

The investigation led police to believe two employees allegedly used the company’s credit card to charge more than $72,000 in personal purchases.

Police also allege that a document was forged during the audit in an effort to justify the personal use of the credit card.

Kevin Thomas, 51, and Deborah Thomas, 50, both of Sylvan Lake, are charged jointly with theft over $5,000, forgery and uttering a forged document.

They will appear in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on April 24.

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