Accused in fraud and forgery case to return to court this month
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:19 PM
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - After several delays, the case of a Yellowknife woman facing more than 100 forgery and theft charges is moving forward.
Coleen McClean is charged with theft over $5,000 and numerous forgery charges.
The 62-year-old is alleged to have stolen the money from Northern Communication and Navigation Systems over a three-year period between 2008 and May of last year.
McClean is accused of passing forged cheques made out in the name of the company's owner and payable to herself and others with the same last name.
Crown prosecutor Dan Rideout says the dozens of charges will be replaced with three counts that encompass all the allegations instead of treating each cheque separately.
Rideout adds that the case is expected to be resolved at McClean's next court appearance and not go to trial.
McClean will be back in court May 29th and is expected to enter a plea at that time.
Since February, the case has been delayed several times because McClean was being treated in hospital.
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