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Former government worker charged in $585,000 fraud case

NEWS RELEASE CITY POLICE ************************* Fraud charges laid against former employee of Ministry of Social Services A joint investigation conducted by the Sault Ste.
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NEWS RELEASE

CITY POLICE

************************* Fraud charges laid against former employee of Ministry of Social Services

A joint investigation conducted by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and the Ministry of Community and Social Services has been completed and as a result on November 14 at 10 a.m. 48-year-old Salvatore Cuglietta of 14 Donna Drive was arrested at the city police station by the fraud unit and charged with one count of fraud over $5,000.

It is alleged that the accused, a former employee for the Ministry of Social Services, defrauded the Ministry of Social Services of approximately $585,413.83 on or between October 1994 through to December 2006.

The alleged fraud was committed by creating a false client/claim and receiving fictitious Ontario Disability Support Program benefits and payments to the fraudulent file.

Salvatore Cuglietta is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, December 15, 2007.

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