One of the two men charged with defrauding the Town of Kapuskasing has had the charge against him withdrawn by the Crown.

Former municipal CAO Yvan Brousseau was facing a charge of fraud over five-thousand dollars… accused of taking part in the theft of eight-hundred-thousand dollar.

Crown Attorney Marc Huneault confirms that the charge was withdrawn in court on Monday.

The same charge stands  against Karl Hollett of Napanee.  He is the former owner of the Strathcona Energy Group.

The alleged offence dates back to the period between September 2014 and February 2015.