Woman accused of defrauding Capital Families to stand trial

A Victoria woman accused of embezzling $200,000 from a West Shore social services agency has been ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Victoria.

Anita Dunkers, a former bookkeeper for Capital Families Association, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court on June 8 to fix a date for trial.

Dunkers was charged in April 2010. She had a preliminary hearing on May 10, 2011.

In operation for 34 years, Capital Families had offered a variety of social programs to children and young parents, operated a low-income day care and organized gardening programs before folding in April this year.

Money allegedly went missing from Capital Families between January 2008 to January 2010. Employees and directors of Capital Families cited the alleged embezzlement as one of the key reasons behind closing its doors.

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