Former Kawartha Lakes paramedic charged after fraud investigation

Once the acting deputy chief of Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service, a 49-year-old man now faces charges following a police investigation into alleged fraud.

On March 29, 2019 the Kawartha Lakes Police Service launched an investigation into reported allegations of fraud and breach of trust involving the Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service.

Derek Brown is charged with eight counts of fraud under $5000, eight counts of uttering a forged document and one count of breach of trust.

The accused will attend court in Lindsay on November 28.

While few details have been released, the City of Kawartha Lakes issued a statement on April 3 confirming Brown had been terminated from his position with the service.

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“Please be advised that effective April 2, 2019, Acting Paramedic Chief Derek Brown’s employment with the City of Kawartha Lakes has been terminated with cause,” reads the statement.

“An internal investigation of alleged financial irregularities and breach of trust led the City to contact the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service. A police investigation is underway.”

Until his termination, Brown had served in the role since the tail end of January.

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