Toronto firefighter sentenced to six months for benefits fraud

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A judge has sentenced a 48-year-old Toronto firefighter to six months in prison for benefits fraud.

During the period between February 2009 and October 2013, Bradley Evaschuk submitted 23 fraudulent health benefits claims and 300 forged invoices, totalling $32,000, according to his sentencing ruling.

Evaschuk received over $23,000 in claims for expenses never incurred or services he never received.

The City of Toronto suspended Evaschuk from his position at the fire department in September 2014 after the City’s benefits provider advised his account was under audit.

In January 2017, a jury found Evaschuk guilty of one count of fraud over $5,000. He was also found guilty of attempting fraud and seven counts of uttering forged documents.

Read more at Benefits Canada

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.