Toronto cop allegedly used fake will in $800,000 scam

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Toronto police say they’ve charged one of their own officers, who allegedly used a fraudulent will to receive more than $800,000 in payments.

They say Constable Robert Konashewych, 36, of Niagara, came forward with the phoney will after someone under the care of the Public Guardian and Trustee died.

They allege that Constable Konashewych lied in court and submitted a false affidavit supporting that he was the beneficiary of the will.

According to police, a Senior Client Representitive with the Office of Public Guardian and Trustee worked on the file.

That representative allegedly knew the officer and helped facilitate the fraud.

Sometime in 2018, police say the officer received more than $800,000 worth of payments.

On top of that, police say Konashewych again lied in court and filed another false affidavit last year, in an unrelated family court proceeding.

Konashewych was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, breach of trust and obstructing justice.

Adellene Karla Balgobin, 35, of Toronto, was also arrested the same day and charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-2800, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).

Photo courtesy of Toronto police

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