WINNIPEG — Five people are facing a combined 14 charges related to alleged fraud against Manitoba Public Insurance.
MPI says the charges include making a false statement, fraud over $5,000, and false or misleading claim information.
“Following extensive investigations, these files were forwarded to the provincial prosecution office for review,” said Curtis Wennberg, vice-president, customer service and COO, MPI.
“These charges fall within either the Criminal Code, the MPIC Act or Highway Traffic Act. A conviction of any nature carriers a very serious consequence. A criminal record can affect travelling across the border, employment or business opportunities. Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime and this fraudulent activity affects honest Manitobans through their premiums.”
Those charged aren’t being publicly named, but they range in age from 30 to 55.