Military official faces charges for wearing medals she wasn't awarded

Rain-soaked war medals. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI AGENCY

Rain-soaked war medals. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI AGENCY

Vincent Matak, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:09 PM ET

KINGSTON -- A Kingston-based military official is facing 11 criminal charges for allegedly donning medals she wasn't awarded.

Military police first launched an investigation into claims that 57-year-old Lt.-Col. Debbie Miller, a 37-year veteran, had allegedly worn at a Canadian Defence Academy event on Dec. 12, 2012.

Miller was officially charged with eight counts of conduct to the prejudices of good order and discipline, and three counts of unlawful use of military uniforms or certificates, in April, 2013.

She's expected to appear in Marshall Court on Oct. 6.

Military police personnel Capt. Joanna Labonte and Lindsey Tessier, National Defence assistant deputy minister of public affairs, both declined to comment on the details of the investigation.

Labonte would only say the Canadian Armed Forces are "aware of the charges laid against Colonel Debbie Miller."


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