Fraud charges for former police commission member adjourned to May

By Charles Lefebvre
March 14, 2019 - 3:12pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — A former member of the Medicine Hat Police Commission facing fraud charges had his case adjourned until May.

Lawyers for Rolf Traichel appeared in Medicine Hat provincial court Thursday morning, where an adjournment until May 23 was granted.

Traichel was charged in August 2018 with fraud over $5,000, money laundering, and possession of stolen property. It is alleged he defrauded the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education out of more than $1 million dollars between 2010 and 2016.

He was a member of the Police Commission from January 2012 until December 2017. Police say the investigation started in January 2018.

Traichel, who was not present in court on Thursday, has not yet entered a plea on the charges.

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