Cornwall man accused of defrauding welfare $28,087

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A city man will make a court appearance in April on charges he failed to declare changes in his living arrangements to the provincial welfare system.

Cornwall police say those changes between 2015 and 2019, resulted in the Ontario Works Resource Center making $28,087 in overpayments.

The man is also accused to forging documents, pretending to be someone else, in order to receive a cheque that didn’t belong to him. The cheque was deposited in the man’s bank account, police said.

The accused turned himself into police on Feb. 2.

Jason Wreaks, 37, of Cornwall is charged with two counts of fraud, three counts of uttering forged documents, identity fraud and using a document without authority.

He will make his first appearance in a Cornwall court April 19.