A woman has been charged by the Nova Scotia RCMP Commercial Crime Section for committing a multi-million dollar fraud.
The Chief and Council of the Millbrook First Nation notified the Millbrook RCMP on December 11, 2019, of a possible fraud committed by an earlier employee. The fraud was thought to be worth more than a million dollars at the time of the initial report.
The Nova Scotia RCMP Commercial Crime Section oversaw the investigation, with assistance from RCMP Digital Forensic Services and the Forensic Accounting Management Group (FAMG) of Public Services and Procurement Canada.
The ex-employee was found to have stolen or misappropriated over four million dollars between January 2016 and December 2019, according to the investigation.
On Walk 17, 2023, First light Ellis-Abbott, 42, of Book of scriptures Slope, was captured regarding this examination. She was later granted conditional release.
Since then, Ellis-Abbott has been officially charged with Fraud over $5,000, Theft over $5,000, and Possession of Criminal Property Over $5,000. The RCMP would like to express their gratitude to the Millbrook First Nation Chief and Council for their cooperation and support of our investigation. She will appear in Truro Provincial Court on May 24, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.