After a lengthy investigation into an internal theft and fraud at a local service club, the Espanola Police Service laid charges against a local 51-year old woman. 

In October of 2016 the Espanola Police Service began their investigation, a search warrant was obtained for banking records and after an extensive investigation it was found that over $30,000.00 was not deposited into 2 bank accounts. Money from these bank accounts frequently was distributed to local charitable causes.

Criminal charges of Fraud Over $5,000.00 and Fraud Under $5,000.00 were laid against the female who is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on October 23, 2017 to answer to the charges.