School Board Defrauded Of $2M

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A former Thames Valley District School Board employee is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the school board of over $2-million.

Investigators allege the former Voice Telecommunication Specialist bought more equipment than needed and then sold the items on his own and collected the cash.

There were several transactions between January 2007 and August 2014 with items valued between $50-$600. Over the nine years the sales totalled $2,064,000.

David Ferguson, 55, of London turned himself in to police following an in-depth, eight month long investigation.

He faces a charge of fraud over $5,000, uttering a forged document, breach of trust, possess proceeds of property or thing obtained by crime.

Ferguson will appear in court today to answer to the charges.