Coquitlam resident Terri Michael has been charged with fraud and theft in connection with $150,000 missing from the Coquitlam Little League’s bank account, according to a release from Coquitlam RCMP.
Michael, 65, worked as the league’s treasurer from September 2014 to August 2020, according to police.
The league filed a fraud report with Coquitlam RCMP in August 2020, stating that $150,000 was missing from their account.
Local news that matters to you
No one covers the Tri-Cities like we do. But we need your help to keep our community journalism sustainable.
On Wednesday, Michael was charged with one count of fraud and one count of theft.
“Our investigators worked diligently throughout this two-and-half-year investigation to gather evidence, identify and interview witnesses and support charges,” stated Coquitlam RCMP Sgt. Karrie Ellis in the release.
None of the charges have been proved in court.
Coquitlam Little League president Sandon Fraser expressed gratitude at the news.
“This conclusion will help [Coquitlam Little League] continue to heal and move forward from the incident,” Fraser stated in a release.