Windsor resident convicted of Fraud, ordered to pay restitution in excess of $150,000.00.

WINDSOR, ON, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - On July 16, 2013 a Windsor resident pled guilty to one count of Fraud over $5000.00 for defrauding the Federal Government of more than $150,000.00.

The Windsor RCMP conducted a 2-year investigation into allegations that a Windsor resident had been fraudulently collecting Old Age Security (OAS) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits. Police investigation revealed that CPP and OAS had been fraudulently collected over a period of approximately 14 years.  As a result of this investigation; a 78 year old Windsor woman was charged with three counts of Fraud over $5,000.00 and another three counts of Uttering Forged documents.

On July 16, 2013, this Windsor resident pled guilty to one count of Fraud over $5,000.00, resulting in a 12 month Conditional Sentence Order, 12 month probation and restitution ordered in the amount of $151,310.00, payable to the Receiver General of Canada.  As a result of the Guilty Plea, the remaining five criminal charges were withdrawn by the Provincial Crown.

"The RCMP remains committed to investigating these types of frauds which adversely affect the government's financial support network," stated Insp. Serge COTE, Officer in Charge of the Windsor Detachment.  "The Canadian public contributes to these government programs and trust that they will be there in their retirement years."

If you have information about this type of fraudulent activity or any other criminal activity you are asked to contact your local police department or the Windsor RCMP detachment at 519-948-5287 or at 1-800-387-0020. You can also anonymously supply the information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Windsor RCMP Detachment
Ph. 519-995-8372

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