A South Simcoe Police officer has been charged with fraud following an investigation into employee benefits claims.
The investigation began three months ago and ended with the officer and his wife being charged on Monday.
52-year-old Constable Lui Giordano and 53-year-old Katherine Giordano are both charged with Fraud Over $5,000, Forgery and Utter Forged Documents.
Constable Giordano, who is a 17-year veteran of the police service, has been suspended with pay.
Chief Andrew Fletcher says South Simcoe Police hold their members to a high standard.
"These allegations are concerning but we must let the court process take its course," he adds.
As the matter is now before the courts, the service will be making no further comments.
The accused are scheduled to appear in Barrie court on March 23rd.