Daughter faces vet benefits fraud charge
A London woman is accused of fraud over payment of more than $26,000 in veteran survivor benefits to someone who had died.
The financial crime unit of the RCMP London detachment began investigating in November 2016 after a complaint from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Mounties said.
Department officials said someone collected veteran survivor benefits for 14 months after a woman who was supposed to receive them had died.
The daughter of the woman failed to notify the department about her mother’s death. More than $26,000 from the government agency was collected, the RCMP said.
“This investigation highlights that fraud, as a crime, knows no boundaries,” said Insp. Joe Czenze of the RCMP’s London financial crime unit.
After an eight-month investigation, Terrill Anne Brooke, 61, of London is charged with fraud valued at more than $5,000.