SD&G O.P.P. officer charged with breach of trust

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

OTTAWA – A police officer with the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry O.P.P. has been arrested and charged with breach of trust.

Const. Scott Joseph, who’s been an O.P.P. officer for three years, was arrested today (July 21) and charged with breach of trust by a public officer.

The charge comes after a four month investigation, which started in March 2020, dubbed Project Tadley.

The O.P.P. Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau did not release any details about the case related to the charge.

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, breach of trust by a public officer is “every official who, in connection with the duties of their office, commits fraud or a breach of trust.”

The charge carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison.

Under the rules of the Police Services Act, Joseph has been suspended with pay, pending his legal proceedings.

He will appear in a Cornwall court Sept. 24.