Bail for ex-CFL player

Former CFL player charged with multiple counts in a multi-million dollar fraud investigation out of Manitoba granted bail

  • Dec. 20, 2013 7:00 a.m.

A former Canadian Football League player charged with multiple counts in a multi-million dollar fraud investigation out of Manitoba has been granted bail.

David Lorne Pitcher, 46, a former Armstrong resident, was arrested last month by Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP and was returned to Winnipeg to face charges.

He was granted bail this week, posting a $50,000 bond. Pitcher has a nightly curfew, must report to Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP once a week and he has to turn over his passport.

Pitcher, who played for Saskatchewan, Montreal and Winnipeg in the CFL in the 1990s, is not allowed to leave the country and he can’t solicit the public regarding any investment plan.

The allegations against Pitcher have not been proven in court.

Pitcher played in the CFL in the 1990s with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.