St. Peter's RCMP officer given conditional discharge for mischief, breach
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:50
An RCMP officer facing charges in relation to a Richmond Co. incident has been granted a conditional discharge.
Police say they got a call about an officer threatening a man in September.
They say the same officer was also accused of damaging property in a separate incident.
Shawn Greene was originally charged with uttering threats, mischief and a pair of breaches.
The 36-year-old is an eight-year member of the force who was stationed at the St. Peter's detachment.
He was suspended with pay.
Greene entered guilty pleas to the count of mischief and one of his breaches, and received a conditional discharge in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday; the Crown withdrew the other two charges.
Greene also faces charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in Newfoundland; his trial is scheduled for June.
Former Judique resident scheduled for sentencing on fraud charges in Halifax
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 12:06
A former resident of the Quad Counties who pleaded guilty to a pair of fraud-related charges in Halifax is expected to return to court Tuesday.
RCMP say independent audits of the Halifax Regional Police Dedication to Duty Fund, an independent employee social account, and Halifax Regional Police Association account revealed an administrator who co-managed the fund and account stole more than $600,000 in a three-and-a-half year period.
Halifax Regional Police referred the matter to the RCMP Federal Policing Financial Crime Section in July 2013.
Mary Louise MacDonald, 49, pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of forgery and one count of uttering a forged document in June 2014.
The Dartmouth resident, who is formerly from Judique, changed her plea to guilty on the fraud counts as her trial was set to get underway in September.
MacDonald is scheduled for sentencing in Dartmouth Provincial Court; the hearing was adjourned in April.
Trustees of the fund filed a lawsuit in an attempt to recoup some of the money in 2013; in the suit, they say MacDonald developed a gambling addiction, and forged signatures and set up an unauthorized bank account to steal the money.