CORNWALL – The case of a Cornwall man accused of defrauding the welfare system will be going to trial in the spring.
Marcel Dupuis, 67, was arrested in February and charged with fraud over $5,000.
Cornwall police said a welfare recipient had failed to declare changes in their living arrangements to the Ontario Works Resource Center.
That resulted in the Ontario government overpaying $9,911.95 over the course of a year, starting in May 2013.
An Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall has scheduled a half-day trial for May 8, 2017 where a judge will hear the case.
This will be the third welfare fraud case that will go to trial in Cornwall in 2017.