Welfare fraud sentencing in December for Monkland woman

CORNWALL – A woman from Monkland – now living in Cornwall – will be sentenced in December on five charges including welfare fraud.

Carrie Anderson, 25, pleaded guilty last week to fraud, uttering forged documents, assault, theft and failing to comply with a court order.

Court records indicate Anderson had forged a rent receipt and had failed to declare earnings to Ontario Works.

That resulted in an overpayment of $10,743.48, said Cornwall police.

The theft charge is in relation to a separate incident involving a cell phone, stolen from a 56-year-old woman known to her in April 2015.

Court records note the failing to notify with a court order charge was for failing to notify authorities of her change of address when she moved from Monkland to Cornwall.

Judge Gilles Renaud is expected to deliver a sentence Dec. 14, 2015.

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