Cornwall welfare fraud case will go to trial in 2017

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A case of suspected welfare fraud in Cornwall will be going to trial in February 2017.

Kaila Warwick, 26, is facing fraud-related charges related to an investigation by the Ontario Works Resource Center and Cornwall police.

Warwick was arrested Aug. 17, 2015.

Police allege she failed to declare changes to her income to the center for nearly a year-and-a-half, resulting in an over payment of $9,223.

Warwick was arrested again on Jan. 6, 2016 after turning herself into police.

It’s alleged that changes to living arrangements were not declared between April 2015 and September 2015, resulting in a welfare over payment of $4,419.

A Cornwall court has set aside two days – Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, 2017 – to hear the case.

Depending on how the Crown prosecutes the case, a fraud conviction can range from six months in jail and a fine up to $5,000 to ten years in prison.