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Hamilton cop demoted, blamed fraud benefits claims on daughter

Hamilton Police officer Jason Howard will be demoted from sergeant to second-class constable for two years after he pleaded guilty to racking up hundreds of dollars in fraudulent benefits claims and blaming it on his 12-year-old daughter. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday at the end of a two-year discipline process, hearing officer Terence Kelly said that Howard is not beyond rehabilitation and should be given an opportunity to get back to work and prove he can change.

Read the full article at CBC News.