Peel Police charge 18-year officer with fraud

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A long-time Peel police officer has been charged with benefits fraud.

Investigators from the Police Professional Standards Bureau laid the charges.

Const. Scott Hutchings, an 18-year-employee, has been charged with one count of fraud under $5,000, police said.

Hutchings was suspended with pay as per provisions of the Ontario Police Services Act.

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on July 18, 2022.

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