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Peel police officer charged after investigation into alleged benefits fraud

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Peel police say they’ve charged one of their own with fraud over $5,000.

They say the charges come after an 11-month probe into allegations of benefits fraud.

Police say the officer, who had been a member of the force for 13 years, is also charged with one count of uttering forged documents.

The constable has been suspended with pay, as is required by the Ontario Police Services Act.

Peel police say Const. Natalie King is due in court in October.

They say that police are held to the same legal standards as any other member of the public.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 20, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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