Linda Rozon takes plea in fraud case

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Linda Rozon, who once was the municipal clerk and treasurer for East Hawkesbury, was scheduled to appear at the November 27 provincial court session in L’Orignal to take a plea in a criminal case involving allegations of fraud, breach of public trust, and making false documents related to the last nine years of her 38-year career as a township employee.

Rozon was charged last year with defrauding the municipality of $375,825 over a nine-year period, from 2008 to 2017 when she was the municipal clerk and treasurer.

She retired in June 2017 after a routine audit by Deloitte determined that $53,000 was missing from municipal coffers.

That money was repaid and the municipality did not pursue criminal charges at the time. Further investigation later showed that varying amounts of municipal money, ranging from $500 to more than $61,000, had also gone missing over the nine-year period from 2008 to 2017 while Rozon held her positions with the township.

 That resulted in 25 charges of fraud and related offences filed against Rozon in July 7 2019. The case has continued through the court calendar until today when she was expected to take a plea.