OSHAWA, Ont. – The former accountant who allegedly absconded with funds belonging to the Owner-Operators’ Business Association of Canada (OBAC) has turned himself in to police.
According to Durham Regional Police, Tony Leckie turned himself over in January, and has since been charged with fraud over $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in criminal court in Oshawa March 2.
Leckie was hired by OBAC to manage the fledgling association’s finances in the summer of 2002. In September of that year, Leckie disappeared, along with a substantial amount of money and many of the association’s financial records.
At the time of Leckie’s disappearance, OBAC officials estimated up to $80,000 in funds was missing, however, that number was hard to substantiate since many of OBAC’s financial records were also missing.
In June 2003, Truck News reported that at least 17 checks had been made out to Leckie, totalling more than $70,000 in the weeks leading up to his disappearance. OBAC was unavailable for comment as Truck News went to press.
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