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OPP officer faces fraud, theft, breach of trust charges

The 21-year OPP member has been suspended from duty
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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SOUTH PORCUPINE – Following an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) into misappropriation of funds, a South Porcupine OPP officer was arrested and charged on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Sylvie DEMERS, 43-year-old Sergeant, has been charged with:

  • Theft over $5,000 as per section 334 of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Fraud over $5,000 as per section 380(1)(a) of the CC; and with
  • Breach of Trust as per section 122 of the CC.

The officer is a 21-year member with the OPP and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins on October 13, 2015.

The officer has been suspended from duty with pay in accordance with the Police Services Act.

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