Former North Glengarry tax collector charged with fraud

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

ORILLIA, Ont. — Provincial police have laid charges against the former tax collector of North Glengarry after a nearly two year investigation.

The township parted ways with Sandra Cameron on Nov. 9, 2017 after it dealt with a mass of tax billing problems within the municipality. Earlier that year, then-CAO Daniel Gagnon told township council the problem looked like there was a criminal element and ordered a forensic audit in March 2017.

A probe had started in early February 2017 when over 550 accounts showed inconsistencies in interim tax billings, specifically how payments, penalties and interest were applied and reported.

The O.P.P. Anti-Rackets Branch Ottawa Unit announced today that Sandra Cameron, 62, is charged with breach of trust, mischief to computer data, fraud over $5,000, false pretense and uttering a forged document.

She will appear in an Alexandria court Dec. 4.