Kamloops man charged with stealing from DoL

A Kamloops man is accused of using a corporate credit card to steal thousands of dollars from the District of Lillooet.

But the District says it knows nothing about charges being laid against the suspect.

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Peter Robert Hunt is facing one count each of fraud over $5,000 and possession of stolen property (a corporate card).

Hunt, 44, was charged in December, but the allegations against him date back to Jan. 9 of 2018, according to court documents.

The documents allege that Hunt stole more than $5,000 from the District over a six-day period in January 2018. The offences are alleged to have taken place in Kamloops.

A warrant was issued for Hunt’s arrest on Dec. 13 of last year.

District of Lillooet CAO Michael Roy told the News a fuel card belonging to the municipality went missing when one of the District’s trucks was in Kamloops last year for servicing.

“We reported it at the time and had the card cancelled,” Roy told the News Jan. 24. He emphasized that it was a fuel card and not a credit card such as a VISA or MasterCard.

He added that the District “had heard nothing from the RCMP” in Kamloops about any subsequent arrest and charges.

Roy also said the theft was reported in a quarterly report to council last year. In addition to reporting the missing card, the report said municipal staff had established new procedures to ensure something similar never happens again.

The charges against Hunt have not been proven in court.

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