ALBERTA

Judith Lyczewski Made False Claims To AISH, Lied About Kids Having Disabilities

10/20/2014 09:29 EDT | Updated 12/20/2014 05:59 EST
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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding several provincial agencies out of thousands of dollars.

A trial for Judith Lyczewski was supposed to start on Monday, but the 53-year-old woman from Enchant, Alta., pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud and forging documents.

Court was told Lyczewski made false claims totalling more than $91,000 to Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped, Family Support for Children With Disabilities, and Alberta Income Support.

Police found forged doctor and hospital letters in her home and on her computer, some that stated all her children were disabled and had medical difficulties.

She also claimed 152 visits to Alberta Children's Hospital, when she only made 17.

Lyczewski also claimed she made modifications to her home to assist her disabled children, but when Lethbridge police executed a search warrant, they discovered no changes had been made.

A pre-sentence report has been ordered and sentencing is scheduled for February.

(CJOC)

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