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Charges Laid on Oilfield Fraud of $276,000

A man has been sentenced to two years after oilfield fraud.

At the end of July 29 last year, Lloydminster RCMP issued a release stating that Marcel Laberge had been charged in relation to an oilfield fraud worth $276,000.

Two weeks ago, Laberge was convicted and sentenced to two years custody and ordered to repay restitution near $200,000.

The investigation began when a large oilfield company reported they had been defrauded. There were numerous transactions over a 3-year period, between 2011 and 2014. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, a search warrant was executed on a residence in Lloydminster, Alberta, which led to the recovery of property obtained by fraudulent means, including a diamond ring and a 15’ trailer. Also recovered, earlier in the investigation, was a Kubota tractor with a front end loader and a power rake.

Lloydminster residents, Marcel and Lori Laberge were then charged with fraud over $5000.00, and 6 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. Additionally, Marcel Laberge, a land man, was facing 16 charges of forgery.

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