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Four more TTC employees fired over benefits scam

File photo of a TTC sign. CITYNEWS.

Heads continue to roll at the Toronto Transit Commission as part of an ongoing internal investigation into benefits fraud.

On Wednesday, the TTC announced that four more employees were fired. That’s in addition to a supervisor who was let go in October.

Last July, police laid several charges against the owner of Healthy Fit, which was providing health care products and services to some TTC employees.

It’s alleged false health claims were made and the money paid out by the TTC’s insurer, Manulife Financial, was shared by the person making the claim and Healthy Fit.

“It is only right that we take a very tough line on dealing with this matter,” said TTC CEO Andy Byford in a message to all employees today. “Not only does this put our benefits package at risk, it also undermines the credibility and honesty of each and every one of us in the eyes of the public, just as we are working so hard to restore our reputation.”

The TTC continues to work with Manulife Financial on the investigation and more dismissals are anticipated.

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