A former mine laborer was sentenced on May 1, 2014 in Wynyard Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $6,322.68.
The former claimant pled guilty to deceiving the WCB in order to receive income replacement. He was sentenced to a 15 month conditional sentence, 75 hours of community service and was ordered to pay full restitution.
The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment.
Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1-877-595-2541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.