LONDON, ON, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) London Detachment Serious and Organized Crime unit charged a Strathroy, Ontario man with fraud over $5000.00 and four counts of uttering forged documents related to alleged fraudulent transactions of Employment Insurance payments totaling over $300,000.
The RCMP investigation began in August of 2014 after receiving an investigation referral from Service Canada regarding the actions of a Federal Government employee. The investigation alleged that the employee used his position and database access privileges to misappropriate Government funds. The RCMP alleges that forged documents were used to support the fraud.
"This is an excellent example of cooperation from our partners at Service Canada to identify and assist the RCMP with maintaining the economic integrity of Canada," stated Inspector Andrew Cowan, Officer in Charge of the London RCMP Detachment.
As a result of this investigation, Aaron Nicholas Ogier, 37 years of age, is charged with the following offences:
- Section 380(1)(a) Criminal Code (CC), Fraud Over $5,000
- Section 354(1)(a) CC, Possession of proceeds of Property obtained by crime
- Section 368(1)(b) CC, Use of forged documents (four counts)
The matter is scheduled for first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice - London on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
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SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: S/Sgt. Steve Arthur, NCO i/c Operations, London Detachment, RCMP 'O' Division, Office: (519) 645-4329 ext. 306