York Regional Police officer facing fraud charges

40 year old Constable has been suspended with pay since August of last year...

A Constable with York Regional Police is facing fraud charges following an investigation into the alleged misuse of company insurance benefits.

40 year old Eric MacDonald was arrested in Barrie without incident on Tuesday, and now faces charges of Uttering False Documents, Fraud Under $5000 and Fraud Over $5000.

He was originally suspended with pay in August of 2013 and has been with the York Regional Police since 1999.

Police say there's a second investigation involving another officer.

“It is extremely disappointing, both for the command staff and the dedicated frontline officers and staff working diligently every day when an officer within our organization has been charged,” said York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe. “We must now allow the case to make its way through the justice system.”

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  1. Sandy posted on 03/05/2014 06:49 PM
    An unfortunate situation, but let's wait for both sides of the story before we rush to judgement. Not saying I condone insurance fraud but this is a far cry from what we see in the news almost daily these days.
    Nothing this Officer did was an abuse of his power over the people he risks his life to serve everyday .
  2. Dan Preston posted on 03/05/2014 07:20 PM
    So what, and your point is ? He is in position of Trust period, blah blah blah... geesh my bleeding hurt, will it ever stop.
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