London, Ont. RCMP have arrested a 61-year-old woman for allegedly collecting veterans survivor benefits that did not belong to her.
The London Financial Crime Unit launched a investigation into Terrill Anne Brooke after Veteran Affairs Canada notified them of the discrepancies. Survivor benefit cheques had continually been issued because Veteran Affairs Canada was never notified that the rightful owner, the accused’s mother, had died.
RCMP say more than $26,000 worth of cheques were cashed over a 14-month period.
Brooke is charged with fraud over $5,000. She is expected to appear in a London court on Monday morning.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.