04/08/2015 11:06 EDT | Updated 06/08/2015 05:59 EDT

Fraud charge for ex-chief administrative officer for Nova Scotia municipality

WEST HANTS, N.S. - A former chief administrative officer for the West Hants Municipality in Nova Scotia has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and breach of public trust.

The RCMP arrested a 55-year-old woman on Tuesday after a nine-month investigation.

The Mounties say the municipality contacted them after noticing irregularities in their financial records in June 2014.

Cheryl Chislett has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Windsor provincial court on April 28.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version based on information provided by the RCMP had an incorrect spelling of the last name of the accused.