No. 4 “Mr. Volunteer”

The man claimed he was physically unable to do his demanding, physical labour job after getting into a collision. He soon began receiving Income Replacement payments from MPI. However, as the months moved on, an MPI case manager began to have suspicions about their claimant. The file was then forwarded to MPI’s SIU.

The investigation revealed Mr. Volunteer, 33, regularly worked at a Winnipeg retail outlet ─ including assisting customers. Unbeknownst to Mr. Volunteer, he actually served an MPI investigator and several others who were doing surveillance.

When confronted with all this information, Mr. Volunteer denied he was working, but explained he was “volunteering” his services. The man’s benefits were terminated resulting in an estimated savings to MPI and its customers of nearly $300,000.

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