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Tuesday July 30th, 2013

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On July 16th RCMP officials say that a Windsor resident pled guilty to one count of Fraud over $5,000 for defrauding the Federal Government of more than $150,000.

Windsor RCMP say that they 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.

They say that their 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 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 resulting in a 12 month Conditional Sentence Order, 12 month probation and restitution ordered in the amount of $151,310 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 As a result of the Guilty Plea, the remaining five criminal charges were withdrawn by the Provincial Crown.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.”

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