SOUTH PORCUPINE, Ont. - An Ontario Provincial Police officer has been arrested and charged after an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds.

The OPP says after an investigation by its professional standards bureau, Sylvie Demers of its South Porcupine unit has been charged with theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust.

The force says Demers is a 21-year member with the OPP.

She has been suspended from duty with pay.

Demers is to appear in court in Timmins in October.