Former Home Hardware Employee Accused of Stealing $1.5M

The former office manager of the Home Hardware Building Centre in Thompson, Manitoba is accused of stealing $1.5 million from her former employer.

Police began an investigation in June 2009 into the alleged theft after the owner suspected an employee was stealing funds. The investigation found that between 2004 and 2009, roughly $1.5 million was missing through various fraudulent means.

Theresa Foley, 43, was arrested on a Canada-wide warrant on March 21, 2012 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she currently resides. She was returned to Manitoba where she faces 98 fraud-related charges, including fraud over and under $5,000, theft over $5,000 and numerous counts of uttering forged documents and falsifying documents.

Foley is being held in custody in Winnipeg pending her court appearance on April 5.

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