Canadian airline’s magazine star was convicted payroll fraudster Canadian airline’s magazine star was convicted payroll fraudster

Canadian airline’s magazine star was convicted payroll fraudster
17 Sep 2018

A payroll specialist pictured smiling in a Canadian airline’s inflight magazine turned out to be a convicted fraudster.

When Monique Clarke appeared in the Porter Airlines’ article last year, she was already on bail pending appeal for a three-year prison sentence for fraud, according to The Toronto Sun.

Clarke cheated her last employer Acxsys Corp/Interac Association out of C$320,000 (US$243,000) over five months and then violated the conditions of her bail by working in the payroll-related job at Porter Airlines. As a result, the court revoked her bail and she is now serving a prison sentence at Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener.

Following the revelations, Porter reviewed Clarke’s work and discovered she had stolen $873,980CAD (US$663,000) between September 2014 and April 20, 2017. The fraudster’s scheme reportedly involved changing terminated employee accounts into active ones, before paying money into them which she later stole.

Clarke pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in connection with Porter Airlines and other matters last year.

Gill Oliver

Gill Oliver is a business and property journalist who has written for The Daily Mail/Mail Online's This is Money, The Press Association and many national and regional newspapers and magazines.

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A payroll specialist pictured smiling in a Canadian airline’s inflight magazine turned out to be a convicted fraudster.

When Monique Clarke appeared in the Porter Airlines’ article last year, she was already on bail pending appeal for a three-year prison sentence for fraud, according to The Toronto Sun.

Clarke cheated her last employer Acxsys Corp/Interac Association out of C$320,000 (US$243,000) over five months and then violated the conditions of her bail by working in the payroll-related job at Porter Airlines. As a result, the court revoked her bail and she is now serving a prison sentence at Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener.

Following the revelations, Porter reviewed Clarke’s work and discovered she had stolen $873,980CAD (US$663,000) between September 2014 and April 20, 2017. The fraudster’s scheme reportedly involved changing terminated employee accounts into active ones, before paying money into them which she later stole.

Clarke pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges in connection with Porter Airlines and other matters last year.

Gill Oliver

Gill Oliver is a business and property journalist who has written for The Daily Mail/Mail Online's This is Money, The Press Association and many national and regional newspapers and magazines.

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Eight steps to prevent payroll fraud

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