Peel Police officer charged with employee benefits fraud

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Peel Police say an officer has been charged with fraud with respect to questionable employee benefits claims.

Police say an investigation was launched into the four-year officer by the professional standards bureau in March after Sun Life Financial, the benefits provider for the service, forwarded information about claims submitted by the officer.

Const. Noel Santiago was charged with two counts of fraud under $5,000 in connection with the claims. Santiago has been suspended with pay as in accordance with the Ontario Police Services Act.

He is scheduled to appear in a Brampton, Ont. court on September 11.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.