Charges laid in $200,000 fraud case

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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit have charged a 36-year-old man from the Town of Pickering in connection with a $200,000 fraud.

On April 15, 2016, officers began an investigation after receiving a complaint from Seneca College in Markham about a series of frauds committed by one of their employees.

Constable Laura Nicoll said investigators determined that between April 2013 and April 2016, Atique  Choudhry, a former Facilities Manager created false invoices using fake company names and submitted them to the college for payment. In total, Seneca College was defrauded of approximately $216,000.

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the accused was arrested and has been charged. The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on June 9, 2016.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on June 9, 2016.

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