Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) London Financial Crime Unit, working on a complaint from Veterans Affairs Canada, have charged an individual with Fraud over $5,000 following an 8 month investigation.
The investigation began in November 2016 when the RCMP was alerted by Veterans Affairs Canada that a fraud had been committed. Veterans Affairs Canada learned that veteran survivor benefits had continued to be issued for 14 months after the recipient's death. The accused omitted notifying Veterans Affairs of her mother's death and continued to collect the payments. She collected in excess of $26,000 from the government agency.
Charged with Fraud Over $5,000 is Terrill Anne Brooke (61) of London.
Ms. Terrill Brooke is scheduled to appear on September 11th, 2017, in Courtroom 5, at 9:30 am at the London Courthouse, 80 Dundas Street, London.
"The RCMP respects the valued sacrifices veterans and their families have made for Canadians and is committed to protecting the integrity of the institutions appointed to care for them. This investigation highlights that fraud, as a crime, knows no boundaries." Inspector Joe Czenze, Officer in Charge, London Detachment.
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.