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NAPS charge former Fort Severn band manager in fraud investigation

A 51-year-old Fort Severn man is facing fraud charges following a fraud investigation.

FORT FRANCES, Ont. – A traffic stop in Fort Severn earlier this year has resulted in fraud charges for a former Fort Severn band member.

According to a Nishnawbe Aski Police Service release, police conducted a traffic stop on July 12 in Fort Severn.

The initial traffic led police into a detailed investigation and as of Oct. 23 a former band manager now faces several fraud charges.

The investigation directed police to a number of separate incidents that occurred over a number of years supporting fraudulent activity which amounted between $25,000 and $250,000.

A 51-year-old Fort Severn First Nation man was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of breach of trust.

He has been released on conditions and will appear in court on Feb. 10 in Fort Severn First Nation.

The man cannot be named at this time due to the processing of court documents.

Fort Severn First Nation is approximately 850 kilometres north of Thunder Bay and 715 kilometres northeast of Red Lake.