The lawyer for the Bonnyville woman accused in a massive fraud case has withdrawn himself from her case. On September 18th, Ashley Jorgenson was charged with 56 charges relating to a string of frauds throughout the Lakeland and Northern Alberta.
It is believed Jorgenson used stolen credit cards and /or stolen credit card numbers to fraudulently purchase items at a plentiful of businesses in the area. Police first issued a warrant for her arrest on August 27th, the 32-year-old dodged the police for nearly a month before she was captured by the Cold Lake RCMP on September 17th, and officially charged on September 18th.
Jorgenson has appeared in Cold Lake, St. Paul, Fort Saskatchewan and Bonnyville courts in late September for official arrangements. Following those dates more potential victims have come forward, as well as, additional charges to her case, including nine charges more in Bonnyville.
Jorgenson appeared, via CCTV, in a Bonnyville court on October 9th, where she faced a multitude of fraud related charges; including of theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, unauthorized use of credit cards, and breach of probation. However the case was delayed, as her lawyer withdrew himself as her counsel. This caused the case to be set back to 2016 to allow for time for Jorgenson to seek new counsel.