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That’s Canadian. Here in the USA, we’re more straightforward:

Fine prof, and it’s too bad she’s going to lose her job, but she’s a liar and a thief, so out she goes.


A professor at York University committed extensive benefits fraud, and then tried to lie her way out of it. She submitted

more than 100 false benefit claims totalling more than $8,000 for paramedical services, including physiotherapy and massage, on behalf of herself and her family. She did so by altering electronic copies of genuine invoices for prior services…

Massage! Why didn’t I think of that when filing false benefit claims??

[Her] conduct as her scheme unravelled worked against her. When the benefit administrator made inquiries about her claims, she fabricated and submitted additional fraudulent invoices. After further inquires, she denied she had ever submitted the electronic claims at all.

What a tangled hot stone massage we weave…

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  1. charlie Says:

    If she had been an American uni admin, she would have been chauffeured to her hot stone massage. All in a day’s work….

  2. theprofessor Says:

    Panic attacks (referenced in the linked article) are now affecting even the 50-somethings. They had already become the go-to, all-purpose explanation among the students here. Missed the exam? Panic attack. Skipped 35 of 40 classes? Panic attacks. Didn’t turn in the 4-page essay that was assigned 3 months ago? Panic attack.

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