Oneida of the Thames councillor facing fraud charges

A band councillor from the Oneida Nation of the Thames is facing several charges after being accused of stealing $150,000.

Ursula Doxtator, 54, was arrested on Nov. 24 and charged with fraud over $5,000 and attempting to use a forged document.

The incident occurred earlier this fall. Middlesex OPP responded to a community complaint on Sept. 26 as they investigated the fraud.

She was a councillor for the Oneida Nation of the Thames elected council. Police said only one person was a victim of the fraud.

Oneida Chief Todd Cornelius says she has been suspended from her duties.

“We take this matter seriously. This remains an active investigation and we continue to recognize the privacy of this individual,” Cornelius wrote.

He stated that the fraud was not in relation to her duties at the band council.

“We can confirm that this offence is related to matters outside the scope of duties at Oneida Nation of the Thames and does not involve the organization,” Chief Cornelius wrote.

Police are still investigating and the matter is before the courts.

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