Three more TTC employees fired over alleged insurance benefits scam

A Toronto Transit Commission logo can be seen on a subway car in this March 2010 file photo. Stephen C. Host / File / The Canadian Press

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced on Friday it has dismissed three more employees over an alleged insurance benefits scam involving a Toronto orthotics business.

A TTC supervisor and four additional employees have already been fired following an internal and police investigation that may lead to criminal charges.

The TTC said it began an investigation last July after police laid criminal charges against the owner of Healthy Fit for allegedly defrauding the transit commission and Manulife Financial of upwards of $4 million.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross said in a release Healthy Fit provided health care products and other services to TTC employees and gave receipts to reimburse them for insurance claims for products and services that were never provided. He added that in some cases the costs were also inflated.

The TTC said the benefits scam was brought to light through the TTC’s Integrity Line, which allows employees to anonymously speak up about issues for investigation.

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The transit agency said criminal charges have not yet been laid against any TTC employee.

With a file from Adam Miller

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