Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare, November 6, 2019. (Photo by Maureen Revait) Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare, November 6, 2019. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Hospital volunteer association defrauded

A Tecumseh woman faces charges after allegedly defrauding a local hospital's volunteer association out of over $60,000.

The Windsor Police Financial Crimes Unit started the investigation this month.

They discovered that $62,169, intended for the volunteer association associated with Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, was allegedly deposited into the suspect's personal bank account.

Investigators believe the fraud happened over five years between November 2015 and September 2020.

"Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is aware of fraud charges laid against a former employee of the hospital as it relates to a volunteer association that no longer exists. This did not, in any way, impact hospital finances as the volunteer association was a separate entity," said Hospital CEO Bill Marra.

Police charged the Tecumseh woman with fraud over $5,000.

"We have fully cooperated with and supported the police investigation. Given that this matter is now before the courts, HDGH will not be commenting any further," said Marra.

Anyone with information about the investigation can call the Windsor Police Service Financial Crimes Unit at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4330.

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