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A B.C. woman is facing charges of fraud, theft and money laundering after Calgary police allege she embezzled $1.2 million.

Police say between June 12, 2008, and March 11, 2014, Colleen Fay Dhuga, 50, of Kelowna, B.C., wrote roughly 185 cheques to herself.

She allegedly used a signature stamp as authorization and made unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals using corporate credit cards in her name.

Dhuga was employed by four companies and the thefts were discovered in March 2014 when the corporations’ bank saw unusual activity on the accounts.

Two public companies and two private companies were affected, with none of the funds recovered.

Dhuga is scheduled to appear in court June 4.

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