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MRC defrauded of $170,000

Chris Lowrey
PONTIAC March 21, 2018
The MRC Pontiac is poring over its financial books after discovering it had been defrauded of more than $170,000 over five years.
The discovery was made in August of last year when an MRC employee noticed irregularities in the MRC’s accounting department.
Once the irregularity was discovered, MRC staff approached the law firm that was responsible for the processing of municipal fines related to bylaw infractions.
The law firm, RPGL Avocats, conducted an internal investigation and found that one of its former employees had allegedly defrauded the MRC of more than $170,000 since January of 2012.
Sûreté du Québec officers arrested the 52-year-old woman from Fort Coulonge on March 14.

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