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Lawsuit filed against former hockey association treasurer, others

Sandy Elder, former treasurer for the Penticton Minor Hockey Association is accused of fraud and embezzlement.
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May 30, 2014 - 9:27 AM

PENTICTON — A civil lawsuit has been filed against former hockey association board member Sandy Elder, alleging fraud and embezzlement of association funds.

The claims the association's former treasurer illegally took $315,650 from the association and shared the money with five others, who are listed as “John Doe” in the suit.

Elder’s husband and two children are also listed as defendants.

Elder, who died of cancer in 2013, held her volunteer board position from 2001 until 2013. The lawsuit says the funds were stolen between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2013.

“Throughout her time as treasurer, Ms. Elder fraudulently misrepresented facts to the [PMHA], overstating charges and accounts, under stating income, creating fictitious charges, vendors and invoices, and altering cheques payable to other sinto her own name,” the document says.

The association is asking that the stolen amount, or however much is found to have been stolen, be reimbursed and that it be provided with documentation of where the money was spent and to who it was given.

The defendants have 21 days to respond to the lawsuit. These are not criminal allegations and a response to the claims has not yet been filed.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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