Toronto councillors question benefits loopholes flagged by auditor general

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Toronto city councillors are asking questions after the municipality’s auditor general raised red flags about several questionable benefits claims, including the case of an employee who submitted claims for 66 pairs of orthotics and orthopedic shoes between 2013 and 2015.

“We’re supposed to believe that a child needed 66 pairs of orthotics in a year?” asked Coun. Josh Matlow during an audit committee meeting on Friday that dealt with a new report looking at extended health claims. “Why was that loophole allowed to remain for so long? It doesn’t seem plausible to me that anyone would need 66 pairs, unless you own a wide collection of shoes, and that’s another issue.”

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.