Kelowna woman charged with Edmonton fraud

An Okanagan woman has been charged with fraud after police claim she bilked an Edmonton company out of approximately $275,000.

Megan Weistra, 27, was arrested by Kelowna RCMP following a three-year investigation by Edmonton Police Service. According to police, Weistra was employed as a bookkeeper by a realty and property management business. The alleged fraud took place between December 2014 and June 2015.

Police say Weistra “reportedly used knowledge obtained from her position as a bookkeeper at the business to intercept monthly rent payments sent via Interac e-transfer to the company account, then transferred the funds to her personal account.”

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Weistra, who may also be known as Megan O’Gorman, was arrested in Kelowna on July 3. She has been charged with fraud over $5,000, producing false documents and breach of probation order.

Police say Weistra may have defrauded other organizations and released a photo of her, hoping it will encourage businesses to contact police if they’ve had contact with her.

Edmonton police can be contacted at 780-423-4567.

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