Little Current woman charged with theft over $100,000 from Wikwemikong band

WIKWEMIKONG–As a result of a request from the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, the North East Region Criminal Investigation Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has just completed a theft investigation in which over $100,000 in funds belonging to the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Band was allegedly stolen over the period of a year.

The OPP was contacted by the Wikwemikong Tribal Police in regards to the alleged theft, and asked to take over the investigation. After an extensive investigation a former employee of the band, who was a financial officer during this time, has been charged contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Charged with theft over $5000 is Dale Trudeau, age 43 of Little Current. Ms. Trudeau was arrested and released on a promise to appear. She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on Monday, May 27 at 10 am.

Please see Wednesday’s Expositor for the full story and an interview with Wikwemikong Chief Duke Peltier.