06/06/2014 02:30 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:04 EDT

Manon Perreault, NDP MP, faces criminal charges

Manon Perreault, a New Democrat MP from Quebec, has been suspended from her party's caucus after criminal charges were laid against her, the party confirmed in a statement today.

The MP for the riding of Montcalm was charged today with falsely accusing someone of theft and misleading police.

According to court documents, Perreault called police to report a crime on Jan. 21 of this year in Mascouche, Que., which is where her riding office is located.

After an investigation, it is Perreault now facing three charges of public mischief for having falsely reported a crime, falsely accusing someone of stealing, and "committing an act intended to cause another person to be suspected of having committed a crime that she did not, in this case: theft."

"Perreault has the right to a fair process and a full and complete defence," the NDP said in its statement. "As this affair is now before the courts, the NDP does not plan to comment any further."

Perreault is scheduled to appear in Joliette court on July 15.