Two Sudbury police officers have been demoted after confessing to defrauding their workplace benefit program. Constable Chrstopher Labreche and Constable Kathryn Howard, who are also husband and wife, were sentenced for police misconduct earlier in a hearing held at Tom Davies Square this morning.
Billed insurance company for services they never received
They billed their insurance company over $3,000 for medical services like vision care, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments that they never received. The couple has repaid the money and in September, Labreche pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges. Both officers will be temporarily demoted, which between them will amount to a salary cut of over $100,000 this year.
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