Employee accused of bilking business by refunding her own credit card

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A woman who police allege defrauded her employer by issuing a series of refunds to her personal credit card is facing charges.

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North Vancouver RCMP say a local business owner reported being duped out of $80,000 by one of his employees, who allegedly posted the refunds to her card while he was away on a trip. He called police immediately upon his return.

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On Jan. 11, a West Vancouver woman in her 30s was arrested and is facing a charge of fraud over $5,000. Police allege the suspect made the refunds in several transactions during her employment at the North Van business from June to September 2021.

“The investigation is ongoing and officers anticipate recommending charges to B.C. Prosecution Service in the near future against the woman, who is no longer an employee of the business,” said RCMP Const. Mansoor Sahak in a news release.

Sahak said police have specialized units to investigate fraud but they require timely reporting by the alleged victims, as in this case.

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