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Charges laid after investigation into ‘fraudulent activities’ at a Lincoln long-term care home

Lincoln (June 2, 2020) – Niagara police arrested Diana Ojesebholo, director of Divine Home Care, on May 28. The Hamilton woman is accused of providing temporary Personal Support Workers, which were not certified, to a long-term care home in the Town of Lincoln. As a result of an eight-month fraud investigation, Ojesebholo has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000 and three counts of Uttering a Forged Document.

Niagara police arrested the director of Divine Home Care, Diana Ojesebholo, as a result of an eight-months fraud investigation into a long-term care home in the Town of Lincoln, according to a press release of May 29.

‘Fraudulent activities’ at a Lincoln long-term care home

Niagara Police Service Central Fraud Unit has been investigating ‘suspected fraudulent activities’ at a long-term care home in the Town of Lincoln since October of last year. In June 2019, the long-term care facility had entered into a contract with Divine Home Care. The company provides temporary Personal Support Workers (PSW) to care facilities and home care services.

The investigation revealed that certain workers provided by Divine Home Care to the Lincoln facility were allegedly not certified PSWs. The police said that there are no concerns for the well-being of the residents at the nursing home.

Director of Divine Home Care arrested

As a result of the investigation, Ojesebholo was arrested on May 28. The 41-year-old woman from Hamilton has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000 and three counts of Uttering a Forged Document.

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in a St. Catherines court on July 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable David BOZZA at 905-688-4111 at ext. 9352.

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