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Employee charged with fraud after approving unnecessary construction

Police have laid fraud charges against a man who previously worked as an employee with the Region of Halton after he allegedly approved unnecessary construction work for the region. The Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit says an investigation was launched in 2015 after an anonymous tip pertaining to the manager of Plant Capital and Engineering at the Region of Halton. Police say the man worked with the region for 16 years and that his position allowed him to approve maintenance and construction contracts for infrastructure projects in Halton.

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