[b/]Helping out Fort McMurray/b][br]  Todd Heggie; Ryan Rasmussen; Dale Lytwyn; Kris Benna; and Sean Kelly; with Scott Besse sitting in front. For full coverage of the story please see page five. Photo by Lawrence Gleason [br][i/] Photo by Lawrence Gleason[br]Todd Heggie; Ryan Rasmussen; Dale Lytwyn; Kris Benna; and Sean Kelly; with Scott Besse sitting in front. For full coverage of the story please see page five. Photo by Lawrence Gleason

 
Fraud charge laid in connection to alleged Fort McMurray evacuee

By Rob Vogt

Local Press Writer

 

Claresholm RCMP have charged a man with fraud in connection to a claim he made in being a Fort McMurray evacuee. On May 12, the police received a complaint from Family and Community Support Services with regards to acouple that might be pretending to be evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfires. Claresholm RCMP started a fraud investigation and were able to determine the couple had never actually lived in Fort McMurray and had no ties to Alberta. It is alleged the couple simply took advantage of the people in the community of Claresholm who thought they were helping people who lost their home in the wildfires.

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