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
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.