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Leroy Anderson, Victoria Police Constable, Charged With Forgery, Fraud

04/23/2015 02:37 EDT | Updated 06/23/2015 05:59 EDT
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VICTORIA - A Victoria police officer has been charged with forgery and fraud after a criminal investigation into his off-duty activities.

The Victoria Police Department says the Crown has approved 13 charges against Const. Leroy Anderson.

He faces six counts each of forgery and possession of a forged document, and one count of fraud, although no details of the accusations have been released.

The department has issued a statement that says Anderson was suspended without pay in September 2014 after it received information about potential fraudulent off-duty activity.

A Police Act investigation was initiated and continued until Nov. 27, when Victoria Chief Const. Frank Elsner requested a criminal investigation from the RCMP.

Anderson's employment status is now under review by the Victoria and Esquimalt Police Board.

Elsner says in a statement that the case is now before the courts and the department is limited in what it can reveal.

"These are trying times for everyone involved," he says.

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