Pair charged with fraud


Two people are facing charges following a 7 month investigation.  Medicine Hat Police say the charges are in relation to a complaint received from the Crestwood Dental Clinic.  Both the man and woman 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.  Investigators added the money wasn’t recovered.  43 year old Matthew Ridley has been charged with three counts of Fraud Over $5000 and appeared in court on Wednesday.  41 year old Joanna Ridley has been charged with one count of Fraud Over $5000 and is due to appear in court November 25, 2015.  Police say that no clinic patients were defrauded.