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Monday, May 5, 2014

NB Fisherman Charged In Employment Insurance Fraud Scheme

A 28-year-old fisherman from the Burnt Church First Nation is facing charges in connection with an Employment Insurance fraud scheme, which resulted in almost $400-thousand in losses to the federal government in E-I benefits payments.

Ryan Michael Wade Bear is charged with fraud, making fake Records of Employment and selling and/or transferring Records of Employment. 

The RCMP were tipped off last June that people were involved in a possible scheme and they started investigating.............they say Bear sold or transferred 33 Records of Employment between April of 2012 and January of last year.

Police say most of the claimants paid Bear for the service.