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Woman accused of defrauding Guelph social service agency of $31,000

Guelph Police Services headquarters. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police say a woman accused of defrauding a local social service agency of more than $31,000 has turned herself in.

In a news release, police said an investigation got underway after the agency contacted the fraud unit earlier this week to file a complaint.

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A police spokesperson confirmed to Global News that the suspect was a client of the agency and the fraud related to an alleged payment for which she was not eligible.

A 32-year-old woman turned herself in to the police on Wednesday. She has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and will make a court appearance on March 18.

Police did not identify or provide any other details about the social service agency.

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The accused has not been identified either.

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