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Ancaster woman charged after car dealer bilked of $334,000

A 55-year-old Ancaster woman faces nine fraud-related charges after allegedly bilking the local car dealership where she worked of $334,000 over an 18-month period.

Sgt. Terri-Lynn Collings said the Hamilton police major fraud branch began investigating after being contacted in May.

Police allege the woman used her position as the dealership’s office manager and accountant to misappropriate the cash. Arrested on Nov. 1, she has been released following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 27.

Police have not disclosed the name of the business involved.

The woman is charged with fraud over $5,000, four counts of uttering a forged document, theft by conversion, unauthorized use of a credit card, possession of the proceeds of crime and laundering the proceeds of crime.

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