Four people are up on fraud charges involving two Catholic parishes: Transfiguration in Cochrane and St. Patrick’s in Kapuskasing.

OPP say they began investigating in October 2018. An internal audit showed that between the two churches, more than $200,000 was illegally used in numerous unauthorized transactions.

A 66-year-old Cochrane man is charged with fraud over $5,000 and criminal breach of trust.

A 65-year-old woman, also of Cochrane, is charged with fraud over $5,000.

They go to court in Cochrane on Oct. 1..

Then on Oct. 6, a 58-year-old Chapleau man is in Kapuskasing court on fraud over $5,000 and criminal breach of trust… along with a 59-year-old Kap woman who’s charged with fraud over $5,000.