In July of 2021, detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Central Fraud Unit began a fraud investigation involving an employee at a St. Catharines law firm.
The investigation related to a period between 2017-2021. The investigation determined that more than $168,400 was fraudulently removed from the business.
As a result of the investigation detectives identified a suspect.
On Tuesday, December 28, 2021, detectives arrested and charged Amanda Clause (41 years) of St. Catharines for the criminal offences of:
Fraud Over $5000 Uttering Forged Document Falsification of Books & Document Criminal Breach of Trust Forgery Laundering Proceeds of Crime
Clause was released from custody on a Form 10 Undertaking with a March 11, 2022, St. Catharines court date.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation are being requested to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, extension 1009052.