Thursday, May 19, 2016

Former School Board Employee Sentenced to Two Years in Jail in Fraud Case

The man who bilked the Thames Valley District School Board out of what was reported as $2,064,616 will serve two years behind bars.

David Ferguson pleaded guilty to fraud over $5000 and breach of trust after over-purchasing telecommunications equipment and then selling it privately. Two other charges had since been withdrawn.

The scheme went unnoticed by the school board for seven and a half years.

A compliance review found irregularities and TVDSB officials contacted London Police in August 2014.

An eight-month long investigation by police uncovered a “complex fraud,” for which Ferguson turned himself in.  (more...)

A more acceptable way to swindle taxpayers:

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