Four facing fraud charges related to doctored NSCC cheque

North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) in Yellowknife. (CKLB file photo).

Four people are facing fraud charges after police say they deposited the same altered cheque 36 times in various bank accounts.

Police say the deposits happened between December 2019 and February 2020, with a cheque that was “issued to an individual by the North Slave Correctional Centre’s Inmate Trust Fund”.

According to police, the total amount deposited was about $23,400.

“Through the investigation, the NT RCMP Financial Crimes Unit discovered that up to 15 people may have been involved in cashing the forged cheques – some unknowingly,” reads a news release.

Aaron Nitsiza, 22; Tyleen MacKenzie, 19; Amanda Lamouelle, 29; and Molson Romie, 31, are all facing charges related to the deposits and altering of the cheque.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Nitsiza while the three other people have been released to appear in court on August 25.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com

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