Second arrest made in ANAF case

Barrie police have charged a second person in connection with an alleged fraud involving two former executives of the Barrie Army Navy Air Force club.
Gordon Ashton, 78, of Innisfil has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of criminal breach of trust. He will appear in court to answer to the charges at a later date.
In a release, Barrie police say that last November they received a complaint from both the provincial command and the local ANAF club concerning the conduct of two former members of the board of executive.
The investigation resulted in the arrest and charging of Neil McKinnon, an 86-year-old Midhurst man, who was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, three counts of theft over $5,000, and criminal breach of trust. Police said at the time a second arrest was forthcoming.
The amount of the alleged fraud has been reported to be $316,000. Police say that investigation “revealed that funds were obtained fraudulently for monthly honourium payments, unsubstantiated expense payments, unauthorized medical insurance benefits and for the purchase of three motor vehicles.”
As part of this investigation, a 2008 Buick Enclave motor vehicle was seized as stolen property and will be turned over to the Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit for disposal.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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