CITY POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Fraud investigation c ompleted, one arrest
In June 2013, the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie requested the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service’s assistance regarding financial concerns related to the Essar Centre.
As a result of this request the Fraud Unit of the Investigation Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service commenced an investigation.
The Fraud Unit has now completed the criminal investigation.
Earlier today 39-year old Trevor Zachary [shown in file photo] of 20 Ohio Drive of Sault Ste. Marie was charged with several fraud-related offences.
The alleged offences occurred between 2008 and 2013 while Mr. Zachary was employed by the City of Sault Ste. Marie as the Marketing and Events Manager for the Essar Centre.
The accused has been charged with:
• Four counts of Fraud Over $5,000 related to the misappropriation of funds for personal gain and preventing revenues for the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie
• Eight counts of Forgery for creating false record which were acted on as being genuine
• Eight counts of Uttering a Forged Document which caused the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie to act upon the documents as if they were genuine
• One count of Breach of Trust by a Public Officer for deceitfully or fraudulently using public funds and municipal recreational facilities.
The accused will appear in court on October 28, 2013.
At this time no further details are being released as the matter is now before the courts.
Earlier SooToday.com covergae of this story