TTC sues Manulife for $5 million over failure to spot employees’ benefits fraud

TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission is suing Manulife Financial for alleged negligence in connection with a benefits fraud scheme that first came to light three years ago.

To date, 170 TTC employees have been dismissed or have resigned or retired to avoid dismissal, and 10 former employees are facing criminal charges for their part in the alleged fraud.

In a statement of claim — filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice — the TTC alleges Manulife Financial did not have...

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