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Former social worker arrested, charged with fraud

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 04 Dec, 2020
  • Former social worker arrested, charged with fraud

The RCMP say the B.C. Prosecution Service has approved 13 charges against a former social worker alleged to have stolen money from foster children in his care.

The Mounties say in a news release they began an investigation nearly three years ago into the alleged fraudulent activity of Robert Riley Saunders.

They say Saunders was employed with the Ministry of Children and Family Development from 1996 to 2018.

Supt. Kara Triance of the RCMP's detachment in Kelowna says the police began their investigation in March 2018.

Prosecutors have approved 13 charges against Saunders including 10 counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of breach of trust and one count of uttering a forged document.

Police say Saunders was arrested in Alberta and will appear before the Kelowna provincial court next week.

 

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