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Taber man charged in $500,000 theft and fraud case found not guilty

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A Taber man, accused of stealing over $500,000 while manager of the Oilmen’s Club Bar and Grill, has been cleared of all charges.

Scott Blanchard’s case has been before the courts since his arrest in August 2016.

The investigation actually began two years before that, in October 2014, when Taber Police received a complaint that nearly half a million dollars from the business had been misappropriated.

Blanchard was charged with Theft Over $5,000 and Fraud Over $5,000.

His trial took place on March 3 and a judge found him not guilty on both counts.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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