A former chief administrative officer with the financially troubled village of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S., has been charged with fraud after a months-long investigation by Victoria County District RCMP and the RCMP's commercial crime section.
On Monday, Megan Cooper, 36, of Baddeck was charged with fraud over $5,000, according to a news release.
Cooper was removed from her position as chief administrative officer in October 2021, and officials refused to comment on the staffing changes.
A month later, RCMP received a complaint from the Village of Baddeck concerning possible fraud committed by a former employee.
That complaint sparked a months-long investigation related to the fraud.
Cooper was released on conditions and will appear in Sydney Provincial Court in October.
The investigation is ongoing.
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