Employee faces fraud charge

MOUNT FOREST –  A local man has been charged with defrauding a local business of thousands of dollars.

On Nov. 25, Wellington County OPP received a call from loss prevention staff at a local business.

“Police were advised that the business is located on Main Street in [Mount Forest] and the suspect is an employee,” police stated in a press release.

Eric Johnston, 25, of Wellington North, was charged with fraud over $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

He is to appear in Guelph court on Dec. 31.