Posted on Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 2:02 p.m.
Rozon fraud court case begins
A talk between Crown prosecution and defence counsel will mark the real start of a court case involving a former employee of East Hawkesbury Township charged with fraud and other offences.
Gregg Chamberlain, EAP
Linda Rozon, 59, faces 25 counts of fraud, forgery and breach of trust by a public official. The charges relate to the loss of almost $400,000 for the municipality. Rozon is alleged as responsible for the loss which occurred during a nine-year period from 2008 to 2017 while she was the clerk/treasurer for East Hawkesbury.
The first court session dealing with the case took place August 21 at the L’Orignal provincial courthouse. Crown counsel and Rozon’s lawyer agreed to have the case remanded to a later date to allow them both to meet for a proceedings exchange conference.
That is scheduled for September 17 and results of the conference may determine how the case proceeds. The case is remanded to the October 2 provincial court session in L’Orignal.
Officials for East Hawkesbury Township are waiting until the case is concluded before making any comment on the matter.