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Policeman charged with fraud

A 20-year member of the Abbotsford Police Department has been charged with fraud and obstructing justice.

Const. Rob Thandi is accused of using his extended health benefits fraudulently and of attempting to interfere with investigations into the matter.

Thandi was suspended with pay on May 23.

Officers have initiated both criminal and Police Act investigations.

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner was notified on April 25.

The Abbotsford Police Board will determine if the officer will have his pay discontinued.

No word on when Thandi is due in court to face the allegation against him.

The Canadian Press

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