N.B. school district workers losing out on employment benefits after fraud

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June 26, 2021 – Several education workers in the Fredericton area have had their identity stolen in recent months, resulting in false requests for employment insurance being made in their name. 

The 15 employees affected work as educational assistants and administrators in French schools in the capital region, according to their union, who spoke to Radio-Canada. 

They work under the Francophone Sud School District during the school year and collect employment insurance over Christmas break and in the summer. But they’ve been unable to access their benefits, because the funds have been redirected into other bank accounts instead. Radio-Canada was able to connect with eight workers Wednesday impacted by the fraud. CBC News reports. | READ MORE