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MRC fraud represents 59 per cent of total owed

Chris Lowrey
PONTIAC May 9, 2018
The $170,000 fraud that was committed against the MRC represents nearly 60 per cent of the total amount of money owed to the MRC from municipal fines.
More than $170,000 was stolen from the total amount of $284,463.09 owed to the MRC for municipal fines during the time the fraud took place.
In a press release issued by the MRC in March, it said that an employee from RPGL Avocats had defrauded the MRC of $170,000 over a period of time that ranged from January of 2012 until August of 2017.
The accused is Fort Coulonge native Colette Morrissette, 52, who was charged in March with fraud, forgery, using forged documents and identity fraud.
RPGL has a partnership with the MRC to process the MRC’s municipal fines.
The amount defrauded was taken from the RPGL fund for municipal fines.

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