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Worker charged with defrauding disabled clients

Release Date: April 4, 2024



An individual formerly employed by a local agency that offers 24-hour care for severely disabled individuals has been charged by Kingston Police for defrauding the six clients in her care.


The investigation, stemming from a complaint by the agency, found that six clients’ money was taken under the guise of purchasing them Christmas gifts and handwritten receipts were submitted. When pressed for actual receipts by her employer, the individual submitted a forged document. In addition, the clients’ wallets were repeatedly removed from their residential care facility, in strict violation of the agency’s rules.


The accused, Vicky READ, a 48-year-old individual who resides locally, was arrested on March 28, 2024. READ is charged with fraud under $5,000, breach of trust, uttering a forged document, and two counts of theft under $5,000.


Should there be any other individuals in the community who have been victimized by the accused, they are encouraged to contact Detective Anthony Hampton at 613-549-4660 # 6438 or via email at

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