Two people in Fort Liard including a Mountie are charged with fraud following an investigation by Alberta RCMP.
Cpl. Curtis Ping, 59, and Darlene Ping, 56, are both charged with one count each of fraud under $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.
Cpl. Ping is also charged with breach of trust by a public officer.
Darlene Ping is also charged with falsification of records or books and falsification of employment records with intent to deceive.
None of the charges against either have been proven in court.
The NT RCMP became aware of allegations of fraud within the Liard detachment in June and asked Alberta RCMP officers to conduct an investigation.
“As the police of jurisdiction, we are responsible to hold anyone who is alleged to have committed fraud, accountable,” Insp. Amber Clark, officer in charge for the NT RCMP’s south district.
Both individuals are scheduled to appear in court in Yellowknife Sept. 15.