The RCMP’s Provincial Financial Crime Team has charged a Strathmore man with seven criminal offenses related to fraud and making false entries.

Strathmore resident Paul Michael Sturt, 49, has been arrested and charged with the following:

  • Fraud over $5,000, contrary to Section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (x6); and
  • Making false entries contrary to Section 397(1) of the Criminal Code

Between May 2010 and July 2017, Sturt is alleged to have misappropriated more than $6 million in unauthorized wire transfers, payments, and bonus cheques to himself while he was working as the Controller and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Thompson Bros. Construction, LP.

“An intensive investigation uncovered a complex fraud that caused significant financial harm to a company that employs more than 1,000 individuals and, by extension, threatened the economic integrity of Alberta’s construction industry," the RCMP said in a statement.

Sturt is scheduled to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on February 14, 2024.

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