TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Commercial Crime Section has charged an Ajax
man with Fraud offences relating to falsified Records of Employment and
false applications for Employment Insurance benefits.
In September, 2010, Service Canada referred a case to the RCMP
identifying approximately 300 people in the GTA who had received
Employment Insurance benefits to which they were not entitled. The case
was uncovered by Service Canada during regular program reviews.
Police allege the accused issued hundreds of falsified Service Canada
Record of Employment forms used to fraudulently apply for Employment
Insurance benefits resulting in a significant fraud against the
Government of Canada.
Investigators continue to work in close partnership with Service Canada
who is actively reassessing the fraudulent claims and focusing on loss
Inspector Rick Whattam, the Officer in Charge of the GTA Commercial
Crime Section says, "This investigation represents the commitment of
the RCMP to working with our valuable Government partners such as
Service Canada, with a common goal to preserve the integrity of
Government programs and the economy as a whole."
Charged with Fraud Over $5,000 and Use, Trafficking or Possession of
Forged Documents, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada is:
Ramanan RAJAGOPAL, 34, Ajax, Ontario.
He is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in
Scarborough, Ontario, December 14th, 2011.
The RCMP GTA Commercial Crime Section can be contacted by calling the
RCMP Toronto West Detachment at 1-800-461-9398.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Sgt. Richard Rollings,
RCMP "O" Division (Ontario)
Media Relations Coordinator
Office (519) 640-7302 Cell (416) 992-4409