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Former federal adviser who overcharged government charged with fraud

Former federal adviser who overcharged government charged with fraud
Former federal adviser who overcharged government charged with fraud

By The Canadian Press on July 9, 2024.

A former federal adviser has been charged with fraud after overcharging the government by $25,000. An RCMP logo is seen at a news conference in St. John’s, NL, on June 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA — A former federal adviser has been charged with fraud after overcharging the government by $25,000. The RCMP says Clara Elaine Visser is facing charges of fraud of more than $5,000, following an investigation first launched three years ago by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The RCMP says the charges were laid based on evidence showing fraudulent timesheets were filed between Jan. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Public Services and Procurement Canada said in a separate statement that it notified the Mounties last fall after a two-year internal investigation found an individual had performed contract work for eight different federal departments with eight different prime contractors. The individual’s security clearance was cancelled in June 2021 and completely revoked in September 2023. Visser is scheduled to appear in court in September. This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 9, 2024. 8
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