Man charged with welfare fraud

Man charged with welfare fraud

CORNWALL, Ontario – A 66-year-old Cornwall man has been arrested for receiving $9,911 in public assistance benefits he wasn’t entitled to, police say.

According to the Cornwall Community Police Service, Marcel Dupuis is facing a fraud over $5,000 charge for allegedly failing to declare changes in his living arrangements and income to the Ontario Works Resource Centre, between May 2013 and May 2014.

Police arrested the accused on Wednesday (Dec. 9).

The man was released to appear in court in March.

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