Thorsby/Breton RCMP lay Fraud charges

Thorsby/Breton RCMP have laid fraud charges against the treasurer of the Thorsby Soccer Club.

  • Mon Jun 27th, 2016 1:00pm
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Submitted by Sgt. Corey Kyle

Thorsby/Breton RCMP detachment

Thorsby/Breton RCMP have laid fraud charges against the treasurer of the Thorsby Soccer Club.

As a result of a complaint lodged in February 2016, the Thorsby/Breton RCMP launched an investigation into a potential fraud involving the Thorsby Soccer Club. The investigation has been completed and as a result a total of 13 charges have been laid against 48-year-old Julie Ann Velasquez of Thorsby, Alberta.  Velasquez was at the time of the alleged fraud the treasurer of the club.

Julie Velasquez is charged with one count of Breach of Public Trust and 12 counts of fraud dating back to April 2014. Velasquez is set to appear in Breton Provincial Court on July 27, 2016.

If you have any information that could assist in this investigation, please contact the Thorsby RCMP at 780-789-3951. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.