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Petawawa woman accused of stealing from a student breakfast and snack program

By Pembroke Daily Observer

PETAWAWA – A Petawawa woman is facing numerous charges following police investigation into the finances of a breakfast and snack program for students.
According to the OPP, in November, 2017 the Renfrew County District School Board contacted the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment regarding concerns over the financial operation of a breakfast and snack program a school board employee was operating in Petawawa.
The OPP’s Crime Unit began an investigation. Police have not said what school the program was operated at but report they found several offences that took place between September 2016 and October 2017.
On Jan. 29, 2018, police arrested and charged Robin E. VanHoof, 40, of Petawawa with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, criminal breach of trust and a charge related to a forged document.
She was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on March 13, 2018.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime Unit at 613-735-0188 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

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