Jail time for man convicted of defrauding Sask. WCB

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The largest fraud case to happen in the history of the Saskatchewan Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) occurred after a case worker requested employment evidence for Larry Hayter, evidence that he was never able to provide.

Hayter, from Hudson Bay, Sask., initially said he was being paid under the table, Crown prosecutor Darren Howarth said. That prompted an internal investigation that soon caught the RCMP’s attention.

Hayter was found guilty of fraud over $5,000 last week for defrauding the WCB of $137,377.76.

The 69-year-old was convicted of filing two false claims and returning to work while receiving benefits between 2006 and 2011. He was sentenced to two and a half years in jail and must pay the full amount back.

Read more at The Star Phoenix

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.