OPP Report Breach Trust & Fraud of Support for Families Covid-19 Relief Progam.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), with assistance from the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), have charged two residents of Toronto, following an investigation into allegations of fraud relating to the Ministry of Education’s Support for Families Program.

In August of 2020, the OPP received a referral from the Ministry of Education in relation to recent allegations of fraud relating to the Support for Families Program. This program was created by the Ontario government and intended to offset the financial burden experienced by families with children at home due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

OPP ARB investigators have been involved in a yearlong criminal investigation of the accused and their activities. The size and scope of this fraud was significantly more complex than first identified.

On September 18, 2021, the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch arrested and charged the following individuals:

Sanjay MADAN, a 56 year old former Ontario Public Service employee, from Toronto with:

  • Breach of Trust, contrary to section 122 of the Criminal Code (x 2)
  • Fraud over $5000.00, contrary to section 380(1) of the Criminal Code (x 2)
  • Money Laundering, contrary to section 462.31(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

He was held in custody will appear for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice, 60 Queen St. West, Toronto on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Shalini MADAN, a 52 year old former Ontario Public Service employee, from Toronto with:

  • Money Laundering, contrary to section 462.31(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, over $5000.00, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, 60 Queen St. West, Toronto on November 10, 2021.

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UPDATE 8:20 PM

ADDITIONAL CHARGES LAID RELATING TO

COVID-19 RELIEF SUBSIDY PROGRAM

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), with assistance from the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), has charged another resident of Toronto, following an investigation into allegations of fraud, relating to the Ministry of Education’s Support for Families Program.

In August of 2020, the OPP received a referral from the Ministry of Education in relation to recent allegations of fraud relating to the Support for Families Program. This program was created by the Ontario government and intended to offset the financial burden experienced by families with children at home due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

OPP ARB investigators have been involved in a yearlong criminal investigation. The size and scope of this fraud was significantly more complex than first identified.

On September 21, 2021, the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch arrested and charged Vidhan SINGH, a 54 year old resident of Toronto, with:

  • Fraud over $5000, contrary to section 380(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Money Laundering, contrary to section 462.31(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000.00, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, 60 Queen St. West, Toronto on November 18, 2021.

This follows the arrest of two other Toronto residents on September 18, 2021.

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