Two accused of defrauding Peel Children’s Aid of $250B

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Peel Regional Police have charged two former employees of the Peel Children’s Aid Society (PCAS) with defrauding the agency of more than $250,000.

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Police allege the couple were involved in offenses related to a buy-and-refund scheme.

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After an investigation by PCAS, the defendants were dismissed and the agency surrendered to the police in July.

Cops allege their investigation shows the two suspects were working together on the fraudulent scheme.

On Monday, Marino Cader, former director of finance, real estate and IT at PCAS, and André Paul, former coordinator of property maintenance, were arrested.

Cader, 43, of Ancaster, is charged with seven counts of fraud over $5,000 and five counts of forgery.

Paul, 46, of Acton, is charged with three counts of forging a document.

They are due in court in Brampton on January 2, 2023.


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