Red Deer man facing fraud charges after $100k stolen from Christian Motorcycle Association

A Red Deer man has been charged with fraud after allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from his former employer, the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Red Deer RCMP began investigating in 2016 after the non-profit group reported irregularities in their banking activity to police.

The Red Deer RCMP's financial crimes investigator discovered a pattern of theft over a two-year period that included fraudulent e-transfers, forged cheques and illicit use of the club's credit card.

Kenneth Van Someren, 53, worked as an office administrator for the association from September 2013 to June 2015.

He is facing charges of fraud over $5,000, uttering forged documents, trafficking in property obtained by crime and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Red Deer RCMP worked closely with FINTRAC, the national financial intelligence unit, on the operation.

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