Aviva Canada applauds joint work of the Ontario Crown Attorney's office,
Toronto Police Service and Insurance Bureau of Canada
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - With the public becoming increasingly aware of
insurance fraud, Aviva Canada, one of the country's leading providers of home,
auto, leisure and business insurance, today applauds the resolution of fraud
charges laid earlier this year against the owner of a healthcare clinic in
Lindsay, Ontario. The guilty plea is the result of the joint efforts of Aviva
Canada's anti-fraud team, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the Toronto
Police Service, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and members of the
Ontario Crown Attorney's office in Toronto.
Aviva originally announced the charges in March 2013.
On Monday, September 16, Arun Reddy attended Ontario Provincial Court in
Toronto and entered a plea of guilty to Fraud Over $5,000. His sentence was
suspended and Reddy was ordered on probation for 12 months with the following
-- Not apply or make application as a physician anywhere in
-- Not submit invoices to insurance companies for services
rendered of any kind.
Reddy provided restitution payments totaling over $50,000 including $15,490 to
Aviva Canada and another $36,717 to the IBC to be allocated among eight other
insurers the accused defrauded.
"Charges, sentencing and restitution are critical in deterring future
insurance fraud in Canada," said Greg Dunn, Executive Vice President, National
Claims with Aviva Canada. "We would like to thank the Ontario Crown Attorney's
office, the Toronto Police Service and the Insurance Bureau of Canada for all
their work in supporting this action."
Building on already strong capabilities, Aviva Canada has stepped up its tough
approach to tackling fraud with more dedicated resources and an investment in
technology that aims to identify fraud and even anticipate the potential for
fraud before it happens. With an industry-leading anti-fraud team in place,
plus solid public sector and industry collaboration, Aviva is well positioned
to combat fraud better than ever before.
About Aviva Canada Aviva Canada is one of the leading Property and Casualty
insurance groups in Canada providing home, automobile, recreational vehicle,
group and business insurance to more than three million customers. A
wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 3,000
employees, 25 locations and 1,700 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada
and its employees invest in positive change including through the Aviva
Community Fund and Eva's Initiatives, its partner in Aviva's global Street to
School program to help homeless and other at-risk youth reach their potential.
For more information visit AvivaCanada.com, our blog or our Twitter, Facebook
and LinkedIn pages.
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