Mississauga Man Facing Charges in Connection with Huge TTC Fraud Case

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A Mississauga man and business owner is facing charges in connection with a benefit fraud case that targeted Manulife and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

Toronto police report that in January 2015, police received a complaint from the TTC and Manulife alleging that false medical claims were being submitted through Health Fit, a business with locations in Mississauga and Toronto that provides medical products and services.

As a result of the investigation, charges were laid and are presently before the courts.

In November 2016, Manulife reported a similar complaint on behalf of the City of Toronto.

According to police, it's been alleged that the owner of Healthy Fit—46-year-old Mississauga man Adam Smith—and another employee counselled and conspired with numerous TTC employees who went on to submit more than $5 million in claims to the insurance provider, Manulife

Police say they allegedly provided some or no products that were invoiced and split the insurance payments with the customer

It has also been alleged that the owner defrauded the City of Toronto in a similar manner.

This incident allegedly involved several City of Toronto employees submitting approximately $96,000 in claims to Manulife. These claims were also split between city employees and accused.

A number of people having been charged in connection with the case, with Smith being charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence (fraud over $5,000) and laundering proceeds of crime. Thirty-two-year-old Toronto man and Healthy Fit employee Savath Nget is also facing charges.

Police have also laid charges against 10 TTC employees, including 40-year-old Toronto woman Lisa Dixon, 47-year-old Bowmanville man Douglas Docherty, 58-year-old Ajax man Ahmed Kabba, 51-year-old Pickering man Alfred Metri, 48-year-old Toronto man Corey Newell, 51-year-old Stouffville man Glenn Saunders, 45-year-old Bradford man Joao Sousa, 32-year-old Toronto man Novella Williams and 40-year-old Brampton man Ishmael Yankson.

They appeared in court during the week of July 10.

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