On March 27, 2020, we received a call from a local daycare regarding an alleged substantial Fraud. Information provided was that an employee of the daycare had allegedly been accepting funds owed to the daycare and fraudulently depositing these funds into personal bank accounts.

The incident was assigned to a Detective in our Financial Crimes Branch of our Criminal Investigation Division.

Through the investigation it was confirmed that the employee had fraudulently deposited funds owed to the daycare into personal accounts between January 2019 and October 2019 totaling close to $130,000.

On November 25, 2020, 40 year old Cindy-Lee Boyd was arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5,000. She was released on an Undertaking with a First Appearance Court date of February 17, 2021.

This is a reminder to all Business Owners and Employers of the importance of regularly reviewing your accounting in order to find any inconsistencies believed to be attributed to fraudulent actions of individuals and reporting them to Police. We would like to commend the great work done by our Financial Crimes Branch in investigating these matters and holding offenders accountable.