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Three more TTC employees dismissed in benefits fraud investigation

File photo of a TTC sign. CITYNEWS.

Three more TTC employees have been dismissed, bringing the number to eight, as Toronto police continue to investigate allegations of benefits fraud.

The employees were dismissed as part of an ongoing internal investigation being conducted by the Toronto Transit Commission.

The investigation began last July after police laid criminal charges against the owner of Healthy Fit, a health care products and service provider that some TTC employees frequented.

TTC employees were allegedly given receipts by Healthy Fit for claim reimbursement where no product or service was obtained, or where receipt amounts were inflated.

It’s also alleged Healthy Fit and the person making the improper or fraudulent claim would then share the money paid out by the TTC’s insurer, Manulife Financial.

Last fall TTC officials said that it was anticipated that more employees would face dismissal in connection with these allegations.

So far, no criminal charges have been laid in this matter.