Another welfare fraud trial in 2017

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

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.

Details on the other scheduled trials are here and here.