Friday, February 23, 2024

Toronto hospital fires 150 employees after uncovering fraud scheme

In what could be one of the largest and longest-lasting benefits fraud schemes ever discovered in Canada, a Toronto geriatric hospital has dismissed approximately 150 employees for falsely claiming as much as $5 million in benefits over an eight-year period. (Calgary Herald)

Opposition screams ‘Cover-up’ as Liberals shut down committee hearing on SNC-Lavelin affair

Opposition MPs hurled angry claims of a "coverup" today after Liberals used their majority to shut down an emergency meeting of the committee probing the SNC-Lavalin affair. The meeting was requested by Conservative and NDP members to press the Liberals to recall Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify again, even though the Liberals already had defeated a similar motion. (CBC)
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  • RCMP release images of suspect in crime spree, side-swiping police car

    Mounties in B.C.’s Southern Interior have released images of a man suspected of multiple crimes across the region in the past week. Police believe the man is connected to a string of criminal activity in the North Okanagan, Thompson-Nicola, Nicola Valley, and the Central Okanagan. (Vancouver Sun)

    RCMP warn COVID-19 related scams are on the rise

    The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is reporting scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. (Castanet)

    Hollywood actresses caught in college admissions scam

    “Operation Varsity Blues,” what U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling declared Tuesday is “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” has resulted in the indictments of 50 people nationwide. (Boston Herald)
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  • NYPD cop among 27 arrested in massive $18 million insurance scam

    NEW YORK - A hardened fraudster ran a massive $18 million insurance fraud scam that involved an NYPD cop and five crooked 911 operators, prosecutors charged Thursday. Ringleader Anthony Rose, 51, ran the elaborate no-fault insurance scheme that involved bribes to NYPD employees and hospital staff who handed over the confidential information of people involved in car crashes. All told, 27 people were charged in the scheme, including Rose’s wife and son. (New York Daily News)

    Suspect arrested in Kamloops after jumping in car with police dog

    KAMLOOPS - The off-duty officer simply waved the suspect over and invited him into the vehicle, where his police dog was waiting. (The Province)

    ‘Stolen valour’: Man suspected of faking military service under investigation by RCMP

    RCMP in Surrey, B.C., are investigating an allegation of "stolen valour" involving a man who has appeared in newspaper articles with a chest full of medals claiming to be a homeless veteran. (CBC)

    Pierre Poilievre asks RCMP to expand investigation of Arrive Can scam

    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre sent a letter to the RCMP commissioner Tuesday asking the Mounties to investigate the government's COVID-era ArriveCan app, a pandemic program that's been marred by controversy. In his letter to commissioner Mike Duheme, Poilievre said the auditor general's scathing recent report on the matter demands that the national police force review the file for possible criminality. (CBC News)

    Strip club loses liquor license for swapping lap dances, drugs for food stamps

    HARRISON TWP., Ohio - Sharky's Lounge in Harrison Township is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. (ABC 22Now)

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