York police officer pleads guilty to insurance fraud
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:01PM EDT
BRADFORD, Ont. - A York Regional Police officer has pleaded guilty in an insurance fraud case.
Police say Const. Stuart Coleman pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to an insurer under the Insurance Act.
A Bradford, Ont., judge ordered Coleman to pay a $3,000 fine and $21,547 restitution to the Regional Municipality of York.
Coleman and two others were charged in July 2014 following alleged misuse of company insurance benefits.
Criminal charges laid by the York Regional Police Professional Standards Bureau were dismissed, as were all charges against the two co-accused, Ruth Coleman and Michael McCleary.
Coleman remains suspended with pay and is now the subject of a Police Services Act investigation.