Peterborough police say Darlene Edwardes-Evans is facing further fraud charges as well as a charge for money-laundering, following evidence uncovered in an ongoing investigation.
In 2015, Peterborough police began an investigation into missing money at a local charity. Between 2009 and 2015 approximately $200,000 disappeared. In April 2016, 49-year old Darlene Edwardes-Evans of Alexander Drive in Ennismore was charged with three counts of fraud over $5000. Edwardes-Evans is the former executive director of Big Brother-Big Sisters of Peterborough. After further investigation, it was discovered the not for profit was defrauded of a further $100,000. As a result, Edwardes-Evans faces another charge of fraud in addition to charges of money laundering and uttering a forged document. At the same time, Robert Bestard of Alexander Drive in Ennismore was charged with fraud over $5000 in connection with this case. The two were held in custody overnight for a court appearance today. Steve Guthrie CHEX Newswatch Peterborough