Two school board execs charged in fraud and forgery investigation


Two Niagara area men will be in court next month after being charged in connection with a fraud investigation by Hamilton police.

The charges stem from an investigation into alleged fraud at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

Police say they were notified by the board in 2016 about some irregular credit card transactions made by a former superintendant.

57 year old Patrick Rocco of Fonthill is charged with three counts of fraud under $5,000 dollars, making a forged document and using a forged document.

Rocco is currently the executive superintendent of employee services at the Toronto District School Board.

Police have also charged 46 year old Patrick Elliot of Niagara Falls with making a forged document, using a forged document and transferring a forged document

Elliot is listed as the vice-principal of system programs for the Hamilton board
   
Police say the forged documents were submitted to the U.S. Department of State "relating to citizenship for personal gain."