More than $118,000 allegedly stolen from Niagara area Meals on Wheels


Published February 23, 2024 at 12:10 pm

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Niagara Regional Police have arrested an individual accused of acquiring unauthorized funds from a Port Colborne Meals on Wheels service.

The arrest, which was the result of an investigation launched in October 2023, follows four months of fraud monitoring conducted on behalf of local authorities. 

Detectives allege that over $118,000 was stolen from the organization. 

On Feb. 22, 55-year-old Thorold woman Anita Katrina Postma was charged with fraud over $5,000. 

Chairperson of the Port Colborne Meals on Wheels location, Bryan Ingram, told that the organization no longer employs the accused.

“We are aware of the charges against Anita Katrina Postma and are fully cooperating with the Niagara Regional Police as necessary,” Ingram says.

“We confirm Ms. Postma is no longer employed by our organization. As this matter is before the courts, we have no further comment at this time. Meals on Wheels Port Colborne is very proud of the tireless efforts of our staff and our many dedicated volunteers who have – and will continue to – deliver meals, without interruption, to our community.”

Police say the accused was released on an officer-in-charge undertaking.

She will appear in court on April 8.

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