Toronto couple accused of $86K government benefits fraud

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A Toronto couple is facing charges after allegedly defrauding a provincial government ministry of more than $86,000.

Police say the pair claimed to have power of attorney over a family member, allegedly claiming the person had conditions including a blood disorder, blindness and an intellectual disability.

The duo allegedly submitted claims for medical equipment and services to Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services. They also allegedly made claims for parental support to the provincial Ministry of Family Services.

Police allege the Ministry of Community and Social Services was defrauded of up to $86,581.

A 56-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman are each charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and one count of uttering forged documents.

Read more at Global News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.