More Ontario Works Fraud in Cornwall Ontario – POLICE BLOTTER Jan 19, 2016 CCPS



Cornwall, ON – Katherine Scanlon, 35 of Cornwall was arrested on January 18th, 2016 and charged with fraud over $5000.00. It is alleged that she failed to declare changes in her living arrangements to the Ontario Works Resource Centre between September, 2014 and April, 2015 which resulted in an overpayment of $ 5158.00. On January 18th, 2016 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on the February 16th, 2016.


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Cornwall, ON – Rashida Mustafa, 44 of Cornwall was arrested on January 18th, 2016 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged the woman failed to attend court on November 6th, 2015 and a warrant was issued for her arrest. On January 18th, 2016 the woman attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. She was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and held for a bail hearing.




Cornwall, ON – A 35-year-old woman was arrested on January 18th, 2016 and charged with unlawfully in a dwelling and her 40-year-old ex-common-law husband was arrested and charged with assault. It is alleged during an argument on January 18th, 2016 the woman entered her ex-common-law’s residence without permission and was assaulted by him pushing her. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation both were taken into custody and charged accordingly. The woman was held for a bail hearing while the man was released to appear in court on February 23rd, 2016. Their names were not released as both are victims in the matter.




Cornwall, ON – A 32-year-old Akwesasne man was arrested on January 19th, 2016 and charged with mischief. It is alleged during an argument on January 19th, 2016 with his 36-year-old girlfriend the man damaged a door and police were contacted to investigate. During their investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released to appear in court on February 23rd, 2016. His name was not released as it would identify the victim in the matter.


  1. Why do people continually try to default Welfare / Ontario Works? Don’t they realize they will be caught eventually?

  2. Hugger be prepared to see a great deal more of this to come soon. Nobody can live on what welfare pays a person nor to support a family. You can’t even keep a dog in dog food on what welfare pays. One woman in Cornwall that we used to see when walking at the Power Dam lived in the east end of Cornwall and she only received $525./month back then and that was around 15 years ago when we saw her the last time. Some people will try and see if they can get away with it. Cornwall is a welfare town – there is nothing there at all for anybody to turn to. Take a good look at Alberta now and people who have been working on the oil rigs are begging for work now. Canada is in dire straights and I don’t kid you at all.

  3. Hugger that is peanuts compared to what Holy Crap Gilles Latour pulled on people and many lost everything they had. The law (if you want to call it law) protects the rich and puts the poor people in jail and takes everything that they have. I have no use for what they call law in Canada because there are no laws and it is a joke.

  4. Jamie this is something that I cannot deal with at all. When I see what the rich do it makes me not want to live anymore – this is hell here on earth. When Our Lord comes to judge us all I don’t want to live on the same planet as Latour or any of the criminals here on earth and I don’t even want to be brought back. I think that I am losing myself after what I see. I know way too much what is happening in our world and has happened even among the leaders of the world and I want no part of it. This is Satans world and not mine. I can’t deal with this at all. The poor people suffer for what the rich no good for nothings do. Honestly I cannot deal with any of this at all. The poor cannot afford to eat and you should see the collection of food in the supermarkets here for the food banks and the rich are stealing from the poor. Food is going to go up tremendously this year of 2016 and the markets are falling into a depression and no work. A head of cauliflower is almost $8.00 here in Ottawa not counting the other veggies. My heart goes out to the poor people and I can’t take to read what the rich have done and are doing to the little people at all. I may be losing it I don’t know but I can’t take this at all and there is no law to punish the rich for what they do. I am in tears and can’t see the screen and I don’t accept any of this that is going on.

  5. Welfare is supposed to be a tide-over until you get back on your feet. It is not supposed to be a career choice. But here in Cornwall it seems a lot of people think it’s okay to be on welfare for a long time or as a career. That’s one thing that is wrong with Cornwall….too many on welfare for too long. It’s sad to say but I agree with Jules on this one. Don’t let it go to your head Jules, I’m sure we’ll disagree on something soon.

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    Jules don’t buy cauliflower. Honest, we all have to deal with life as best we can. Life was never meant to be fair. Be grateful for what blessings you have and do the best you can with them.

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    Hugger it’s wonderful to see more and more people embracing what I’ve been pushing for a few decades now which is a guaranteed minimum income for all Canadians. Do away with all programs and just have one. Spend more resources on the people programs aim to serve. When I hear about quotas and how we pay civil servants to essentially “screw over” people on employment insurance it makes me want to shake my head. We live in utterly insane times.

  8. I’d love to see a guaranteed income for all Canadians IF they get rid of all the other support programs.

    And Jules as someone said to me years ago….if you think life is fair you aren’t doing it right.

  9. The guaranteed annual income was a long time strongly held ideal of the NDP for as long as I can remember. Sadly, they gave up on it in the last few years. It’s totally nuts to have EI, Ontario Works, and a myriad of other stop-gap agencies and systems all trying to serve the same purpose.
    BTW Jamie… I really do love hockey and the River Kings with all my heart. And that Pecker fellow would be an asset to any team. Is that better?

  10. One stumbling block to an encompassing guaranteed annual income for Canadians I see as being cooperation between all three levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal). In typical government fashion the three will see whatever any other level of government doing as stepping into their domain. It never ends the constant bickering between the three levels of government.

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