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Fortune woman charged for allegedly stealing funds from United Towns Minor Hockey Association

Two Newfoundland men pleaded guilty to offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and were sentenced at provincial court in Grand Bank last month.
Two Newfoundland men pleaded guilty to offences under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and were sentenced at provincial court in Grand Bank last month.

FORTUNE, NL – A Fortune woman is facing charges in relation to the alleged theft of funds from the United Towns Minor Hockey Association.

Michelle LeRiche, 43, is charged with theft, criminal breach of trust, three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering forged documents.

Information filed with Grand Bank provincial court by the Marystown RCMP alleges that between Sept. 1, 2015 and Sept. 15, 2017, LeRiche stole funds exceeding $5,000.

It also alleges that LeRiche made out cheques payable to herself using the forged signature of Robert (Bob) Clements, past president of the minor hockey association.

The Crown has elected to proceed by indictment. LeRiche must let the court know if she would like to remain in provincial court or face trial in Supreme Court.

She will be back in provincial court in Grand Bank on Feb. 21.

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