Worker fined $10,000 for providing forged qualification certificate
Lloyd Dawkins, a worker, was fined $10,000 for knowingly providing false information to an inspector.
On Oct. 29, 2008, a Ministry of Labour inspector was doing a routine inspection at a construction project on the corner of Taunton Rd. and Garrard Rd. in Whitby. The inspector noticed Dawkins doing electrical work and asked if he was authorized to do that type of work. He produced a Provisional Certification of Qualification that was forged due to an altered expiry date.
He was found guilty of knowingly furnishing a Ministry of Labour inspector with false information.
The fine was imposed by Justice Constance McIlwain. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.