Sask. man gets 2.5 years in jail for defrauding Workers’ Compensation of $137K

A former labourer from Hudson Bay, Sask., has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board of over $130,000.

Larry Hayter was sentenced in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Melfort, Sask., on Thursday, following a seven-day trial in late April and early May.

He was found guilty of filing two false claims totalling $137,377.76 and returning to work while receiving benefits.

“It’s the largest amount of fraud we’ve ever had against the Saskatchewan WCB,” said Heather Getz, a spokesperson for the board.

Hayter has also been ordered to repay the full amount to the WCB.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/hudson-bay-sask-man-jail-defrauding-wcb-1.4122712?cmp=rss

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