5-year sentence upheld for police officer who faked crash reports for cash

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An Ontario police officer who prepared fake accident reports in exchange for cash lost his bid on Friday to overturn his conviction and five-year prison term.

In upholding the guilty finding, the Court of Appeal for Ontario rejected arguments from Peel Regional Police Const. Carlton Watson that the trial judge had made errors.

Watson argued that Superior Court Justice John Sproat had “engaged in impermissible speculation” in finding him guilty in February 2015 of 40 count of fraud, making false documents, breach of trust and obstruction of justice.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.