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Woman charged with fraud against Special Olympics Society makes court appearance

Williams Lake Tribune - 1/10/2019

A former treasurer charged in connection with fraud involving the Williams Lake Chapter of the Special Olympics Society between August 2016 and August 2017 appeared in Williams Lake Provincial Court Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Dianne Lynne Lee faces 11 counts of uttering forged documents, one count of fraud over $5,000 and one count of theft over $5,000.

Representing herself in court, Lee said she has applied for legal aid and is waiting to hear back.

Her case was adjourned until Feb. 6, 2019.

The RCMP said in August 2018 that they received a complaint of fraud involving the Special Olympics on Oct. 20 2017.

Investigation allegedly showed that between August 2016 and August 2017, the Williams Lake Chapter of the Special Olympics British Columbia Society was the victim of internal fraud by their treasurer, said police in a news release.

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with the North District RCMP said the charges allege that Lee forged signatures on multiple cheques for personal gain.

 
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