Cornwall business defrauded of thousands of dollars; employee charged

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – An employee of a Cornwall business has been charged with skimming thousands of dollars from her place of work.

Deborah Smith, 57, of Cornwall turned herself into police headquarters on Saturday and is charged with fraud over $5,000.

She will appear in Cornwall court March 12.

Police say a Second Street business had a quantity of cash stolen over a period of five years, ending in 2019. They did not release the name of the business.

An investigation started after police were contacted, presumably by the victim.

Editor’s note: This story deals with an accused person from Cornwall named Deborah Smith. While they share the same name, this is not Deborah Smith of Long Sault, the wife of South Stormont Deputy Mayor David Smith.