Female Charged with Defrauding St Paul’s United Church in Brampton

Posted On Friday September 29, 2023

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau have arrested and charged a former St. Paul's United Church employee with Fraud over $5000.

Between October 2020 and January 2023, the employee who was working at St Paul's United Church at the time, was in charge of collecting payment for the rental of the Church hall. The facilities are rented out to community organizations for various events such as meetings, weddings and concerts. It is alleged that the employee redirected the rental funds for the Church hall directly into her personal bank accounts.

St. Paul's United Church has been defrauded more than $275,000.00.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Elizabeth Sarginson, a 50-year-old woman from Brampton, was arrested and charged with Fraud Over $5000.00.

She will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on October 30, 2023.

In many fraud-related cases, people in vulnerable situations are coerced, manipulated and taken advantage of for the fraudster's profit. Investigators are dedicated to protecting individuals, groups and vulnerable persons in our community.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-3311, ext. 3335. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca

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N/R # 23-286

Inc. # PR230026328


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