Four people arrested for defrauding Manitoba Public Insurance in Winnipeg

On August 17th, 2009, the Winnipeg Police Service released information regarding a joint investigation by the Commercial Crime Unit and Manitoba Public Insurance’s Special Investigation Unit.

The investigation operating as Project Rollback identified an organized crime group responsible for defrauding Manitoba Public Insurance for approximately $800,000.00. This fraudulent scheme involved odometer rollbacks, sale document manipulation and staged incidents including staged collisions, hit and run collisions and false stolen vehicle reports.

As a result of the fraud, this organized crime group received inflated MPI claim payouts for their vehicles well in excess of fair market value.

After nearly a year of reviewing evidence, and in consultation with a Crown Attorney, it was determined that additional charges were warranted. The following charges have been authorized:

Participate in a Criminal Organization
Commission of an Offence for a Criminal Organization

On July 29th, 2010, as a result of the continued investigation, members of the Commercial Crime Unit arrested:

Quincy ADUROGBOYE, 30 years of Winnipeg
Maria AUSTRIA, 32 years of Winnipeg
Lamont SESAY, 28 years of Winnipeg

On August 6th, 2010, Kaela Leigh PERRY, 24 years of Winnipeg turned herself into police. The following person is still outstanding and a Warrant for Arrest has been issued for:

Norman Raymond BEARDY, 41 years of Winnipeg

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