08/15/2016 04:45 EDT | Updated 08/15/2016 04:59 EDT

Taber Oilmen's Club Former Manager Charged With Fraud After $500,000 Disappears

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TABER, Alta. — A lengthy investigation into the disappearance of almost $500,000 at a restaurant in southern Alberta has led to charges against its former manager.

Police say they received a complaint in October 2014 of theft and possible fraud at the Oilmen's Club in Taber.

Scott Blanchard, who is 45, faces one count of theft over $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000.

He is to appear in Taber provincial court on Aug. 30.

Police say the investigation included many judicial orders and consultation with special prosecutions in Calgary.

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