Police charge 3 YorkU employees for alleged fraud

March 24, 2014

A group of 3 York University employees have been arrested for an alleged 7-year scheme involving fraudulent billing amounting to $1.6-million. Toronto Police Detective Gail Regan says “further arrests and charges are anticipated as the investigation continues.” Regan adds that the case is in no way connected to a previous $2.1-million fraud investigation; the charges around that case have since been dropped. A statement from YorkU Secretary and General Counsel Harriet Lewis says, “The university immediately contacted Toronto Police Service and we have co-operated with them during the course of their investigation. We engaged an external firm to conduct a forensic audit, the findings of which were provided to police.” It adds that the university has successfully recovered the funds lost, plus cost. Globe and Mail | YorkU Statement