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Former Hamilton Bank Manager Accused of Stealing from Seniors, Recently Deceased

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Former Hamilton Bank Manager Accused of Stealing from Seniors, Recently Deceased

A former Hamilton CIBC bank manager stands accused of stealing $1.7 million from seniors and recently deceased customers and now faces fraud charges.

The Hamilton Police Major Fraud Unit announced Wednesday that it has charged Sandra Walker, 60, a former Stoney Creek CIBC branch manager, with fraud over $5,000.

In April, Major Fraud received a report from CIBC Corporate Security regarding an internal investigation alleging one of their employees had stolen a large sum of money from branch customers. The employee had resigned in 2015.

After a lengthy investigation, it was found that approximately $1.7 million had been stolen from seniors or recently deceased branch customers from 2008 to 2015.

Police arrested Walker, who is from Burlington, on Tuesday (Sept. 24). She was released on a Promise to Appear and is expected to appear in court on October 24.

Walker is charged with:

  • Fraud Over $5,000
  • Possession Over $5,000
  • Criminal Breach of Trust

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Jon Murphy of the Major Fraud Branch, (905)546-4527.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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