Medicine Hat, AB: Following a seven month long investigation, the Medicine Hat Police Service Major Crimes Section has charged two Medicine Hat residents with Fraud Over $5000. The charges are in relation to a complaint received from the Crestwood Dental Clinic. Both of the individuals charged were employees at the clinic during time of the fraud which took place in 2014 and amounted to losses in excess of $80,000. The funds were not recovered. Matthew Ridley, age 43, has been charged with three counts of Fraud Over $5000 and appeared in court on November 4, 2015. Joanna Ridley, age 41, has been charged with one count of Fraud Over $5000 and is due to appear in court November 25, 2015. The victim of the fraud in this file was the Crestwood Dental Clinic business and not the individual patients of the clinic.
Former dental employees will go to fraud trial in April The trial for two former employees of a city dental clinic facing serious fraud charges has been set for early next year. The four-day trial for Matthew and Joanna Ridley was set Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse for April 10-13.
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