A former financial director for a disabled adult facility in Ottawa was charged with fraud on Thursday, accused of misappropriating more than $1.1 million of the agency's funds for herself over nine years.

The investigation began in September when the agency, which was not disclosed, made a complaint to police. The charges came following a review of financial records.

Yolande Knight, 45, is charged with one count of fraud over $5,000, one count of breach of trust, one count of theft over $5,000, one count of uttering a forged document and one count of possession of proceeds of crime.

She was arrested on Thursday and made a court appearance on Friday.

Anyone with information should contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5292 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).