Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a Diamond City man with fraud in connection with a $10 million plus investment scheme.
In 2012 police received a complaint of an investment scheme and initiated an investigation. Members of the Economic Crimes Section determined that between 2008 and 2011 Nature Zone Environmental Solutions, working in partnership with a southern Alberta man, solicited investments totaling between $10 and $15 million from numerous investors across Canada based on false claims that the man had secured patents in relation to water and soil remediation technology. In November 2011 Nature Zone went bankrupt.
On March 24, 2014 a 56-year-old male attended the police station and was subsequently arrested and charged.
Alan Lloyd Kirby, 56, of Diamond City, is charged with one global count of fraud over $5,000. Kirby was scheduled to appear in court today.
For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Travis Evenson
Economic Crimes Unit
Lethbridge Regional Police Service