[Fwd: Ontario Soc. Serv. Administrator $1/2 million we]

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@arcos.org)
Mon, 11 May 1998 12:39:17 -0400


So much for welfare *recipients* being suspected of fraud... the shoe's on the
other foot now!

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> Canadian Press  May 9, 1998  Thunder Bay, Ont.  Chronicle Journal
>
> MAN SENTENCED IN WELFARE FRAUD
>
> Barrie, Ontario  (CP)  A former social services administrator has been
> sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay back more than
> $500,000 received phoney welfare accounts. Jeffrey Chow, 40, pleaded guilty
> this week to three counts of fraud over $5,000 dating back to 1991.
>
> "He made out fictitious accounts, fictitious persons and cheques would
> be generated," said provincial police investigator Brian Johns.
>
> Johns said Chow, Simcoe County's social services administrator since
> 1995 deposted the cheques in automated teller machines through two
> personal accounts.
>
> Internal audits found Chow pocketed $274,000 from 28 fake welfare accounts
> while working for Simcoe County and a further $206,385 in a similar
> scheme as director of welfare for the District of
> Muskoka.womens_place@voyageur.ca



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