Former Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative candidate facing two criminal charges

A former Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative candidate is facing two criminal charges related to the 2016 deposit of a 90-thousand-dollar cheque in his bank account.

Halifax Regional Police have charged 49-year-old Paul Edward Beasant with one count each of fraud over five-thousand-dollars and uttering a forged document.

A spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative party confirmed the man who was charged had run as a candidate in the Fairview-Clayton Park riding during the 2017 election.

Beasant lost to Liberal candidate Patricia Arab.