August 21, 2019 10:48 am

Peterborough woman accused of $13K health benefits fraud

Peterborough police have charged a woman following alleged insurance fraud.

Global News Peterborough file

A Peterborough woman has been arrested and charged following an investigation into allegedly fraudulent health benefit claims totalling more than $13,000.

In February, the Peterborough Police Service received information regarding allegedly false health insurance claims that police say were submitted by the accused to an insurance provider.

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Police say their investigation revealed that between September 2017 and July 2018, the accused had submitted approximately $13,260 in false health benefit claims by allegedly forging receipts.

As a result of the investigation, the accused attended the police station on Tuesday and was arrested.

Evangelia Gryllou, 37, of Parkwood Circle in Peterborough, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and using, dealing or acting on a forged document.

She was held in custody and scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.

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