Convicted Scarborough scammers who lied about daughter accused of further fraud

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A Scarborough couple who bilked the province out of $400,000 through a disability scam is headed back to court, charged with allegedly fleecing another disability support program out of $86,000 at the same time.

Kumar Kothary, 56, pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 in January, admitting he lied that his daughter Jessica was deaf, blind and diabetic. He also misled government officials that she could barely speak and couldn’t walk. She had the IQ of an infant and therefore couldn’t undergo testing, according to Kothary’s scam.

He started receiving money in 2011 and plundered the Ontario Disability Support Program for $379,229 through false invoices until February 2015 when a case-worker discovered this scam.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.