Woman wanted for Fraud

Mar 26 2020

Woman wanted for Fraud


The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit conducted an investigation in relation to an ongoing fraud that occurred between 2015 and 2016.

During an internal audit, anomalies were discovered, which prompted an internal investigation. A complaint was subsequently made to police.

During her position of trust, as an interim president and treasurer of a local union, a woman wrote herself approximately 50 checks with a total value of over $19 000.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Margarita FAUNDEZ, 58, of Ottawa, for Fraud over $5000 and Laundering Proceeds of Crime.

Any person with information on her whereabouts is asked to send an e-mail to the lead investigator A/S/Sgt Desjourdy at desjourdys@ottawapolice.ca  or  Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.