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Main Street Project Employee Charged with Fraud

October 2, 2013 3:01 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 74-year-old man and 60-year-old woman from Winnipeg are facing fraud charges after allegedly duping the Main Street Project out of government funding.

Police say an employee with the Main Street Project submitted false documents under charitable status to the Homeless Partnering Strategy to obtain the funding and then use it to benefit a personal business. The grant application was ultimately denied, however, $25,000 was diverted from the Main Street Project as a result.

The alleged fraud is believed to have taken place between July 2012 and March of this year.

Paul Elliott Nusgart and Teresa Merle Sakiyama face numerous charges and have been released on a promise to appear.

— Staff