Mississauga school principal charged with fraud after $30,000 allegedly goes missing

A Mississauga elementary school principal was arrested and charged with fraud after $30,000 allegedly went missing from the school’s coffers.

Peel Regional Police were notified by auditors in June about alleged “discrepancies in cash handling procedures.”

After a “lengthy and thorough investigation,” police say, Toronto resident David Clifford, 53, was charged Wednesday with fraud over $5,000 and will appear at a Brampton court in the future.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board spokesperson Bruce Campbell said Clifford is no longer the principal of St. Raymond Elementary School and has been on leave for “several months,” but would not comment further.

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Jack Hauen is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @jackhauen

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