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 care providers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment.
Suspected fraud can be reported toll-free at 1-877-595-2541 or email email@example.com.