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Saugeen Shores Woman Charged in Alleged Condo Fraud

Saugeen Shores | by Matt Hermiz  

Police say 54-year-old woman who was property manager fraudulently obtained money from local condo company

A Saugeen Shores woman faces a number of charges after allegedly defrauding a condominium company for over four years.

Saugeen Shores Police say in July 2018 a local condominium corporation contacted them with concerns about unusual activity with the company's finances.

Police say the company conducted an internal audit and found that cheques were being issued to a financial service contractor that no longer did business with the company.

Saugeen Shores Police say the cheques were being deposited into an account that did not belong to the contractor.

Police say investigation revealed a licensed property manager in controls of units belonging to the condo corporation had assumed the contractor's identity to fraudulently obtain money from the company.

The alleged offences occurred between Sept. 2014 and Nov. 2018, police say.

Police believe the accused may have committed additional offences in other areas as well.

"During this time period the property manager is also believed to be in control of condo properties in other jurisdictions," a Saugeen Shores Police release explains.

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) has suspended the licence of the accused property manager and initiated an inspection of the licensee, which remains ongoing.

A 54-year-old Saugeen Shores woman, Robin Rudolph, faces numerous charges including five counts of make a forged document, five counts of personation with intent and three counts of fraud under $5,000.

She will appear in Walkerton Court to answer to the charges.

*This story was updated from an earlier version to reflect new information provided by the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario.

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