WRPS Investigator Wins Fraud Examiner Award

Norm DeBoer - A&B

For Constable Norm DeBoer, it was always about the victims.

The more than 145 men and women who, together, lost approximately $30 million dollars in one of the country’s most high profile fraud cases.

“The entire time, it was about them,” says Constable DeBoer, a 29-year-member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

This investigation took several years to complete due to its complexity but, in the end, Daniel P. Reeve was convicted of Fraud over $5,000 – Defraud the Public. In 2018, he received the maximum penalty of 14 years. This was the stiffest penalty ever handed out for a fraud investigation in Canada.

Constable DeBoer was recently recognized for his tenacity and great investigative work during a Global Fraud Conference when he received the Certified Fraud Examiner of The Year award.  This award is presented to someone who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of fraud examination.

“I was honoured to receive the award and thankful for all the investigators and people who helped along the way, ensuring justice was served,” says Constable DeBoer.

As he looks ahead to retirement, Constable DeBoer says he is proud to have had the opportunity to “serve and protect" this community and its residents.

“I have nothing but great things to say about policing and about this community,” he says. “I truly do love what I do.”

Thank you to all the members in the Fraud unit who assisted with this investigation and thank you, Constable DeBoer, for going Above and Beyond.

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