Justice With Dignity - Committee to Remember Kimberly Rogers

Kimberly Rogers Inquest Alerts

Welfare applicants warned about penalties

by Keith Lacey
Special to The Globe and Mail

Thursday, November 7, 2002 Print Edition, Page A8

Sudbury -- Since the death of a pregnant woman while under house arrest for welfare fraud, people applying for Ontario Works are told such a conviction will result in a lifetime ban on benefits, a coroner's jury heard yesterday. Ontario Works case worker Laurie Pednaud told the inquest that Kimberly Rogers visited her on March 2, 2001, to apply for Ontario Works benefits but at that time there was no protocol warning clients of the repercussions if they were caught cheating the system.


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