Cornwall police officer charged with fraud

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:52 p.m. to clarify the sequence of events. Troutman was placed on administrative leave in July 2018 and then went on personal leave since that time up to today’s arrest.

CORNWALL – A Cornwall police officer is facing fraud charges following an O.P.P. investigation.

Const. Constance Troutman was arrested today (March 25) and charged with fraud over $5,000 and obtaining a credit card by fraud.

She was released and will appear in a Cornwall court on April 23.

The Cornwall Police Service said Troutman has been on desk duty since they learned of the criminal investigation. She was placed on admin duty on July 30, 2018.

City police spokesman Stephanie MacRae told Cornwall Newswatch that Troutman recently went on personal leave, effective this month.

Troutman, who has been with the CPS for 29 years, is still on personal leave.

MaeRae referred questions about the investigation and the allegations to the SD&G O.P.P.

More to come.