Two ex-employees of Mississauga-based Peel Children’s Aid Society arrested on fraud charges


Published November 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm

Two people who used to work for Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS) have been arrested on numerous fraud-related charges amid allegations they defrauded the organization.

The two employees were fired early in 2022 because of fraud concerns. CAS then reached out to Peel Regional Police in July to request an investigation.

The investigation led officers to believe the pair had defrauded CAS of more than a quarter million dollars through a “purchase and reimbursement scheme.”

According to investigative business consultancy Stonebridge, this is among the most common forms of fraud against businesses. Typically a fraudster claims expenses that never in fact occurred, were used for personal uses, or have been inflated beyond what was actually spent.

Police have not specified how exactly they believe CAS was defrauded. Regardless investigators believe the two were working together to defraud the organization and on November 7 moved to arrest the pair.

Marino Cader, 43 of Ancaster in Hamilton, has been charged with seven counts of fraud over $5,000 and five counts of uttering a false document. Additionally, Andre Paul, 46 of Acton in Halton Hills, has been charged with three counts of uttering a false document.

Both are set to appear in a Brampton courtroom on January 2.

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