10/02/2013 06:49 EDT | Updated 12/02/2013 05:12 EST

2 seniors charged with using forged documents to try to get a Manitoba grant

WINNIPEG - Two people are facing charges for allegedly submitting false documents in an effort to get a Manitoba government grant.

Winnipeg police allege an employee of the Main Street Project submitted the documents to The Homeless Partnering Strategy.

Police say it happened between July 2012 and March.

Police say while the grant application was turned down, $25,000 was fraudulently diverted from the Main Street Project.

Teresa Merle Sakiyama, who is 60, is charged with five counts of using forged documents.

Paul Elliot Nusgart, who is 74, is charged with making forged documents.