A 37-year-old British Columbia man was sentenced to jail on July 17 after he was convicted for fabricating evidence by having another person take a paternity test for him. According to the report, the man, who is an RCMP officer, reportedly had another officer take the paternity test in July 2013.
The man reportedly had an affair with a woman in April 2009 that resulted in the birth of a daughter in July 2010. The woman was reportedly paying for her daughter’s expenses when she lost her job two years later. She applied for assistance from the ministry, which then sought to recover the cost of the child support from the man in May 2013. The man allegedly made two appointments at a clinic to take the paternity test but did not show.
In July 2013, the man was accused of asking his fellow RCMP officer to take the test for him. The other man agreed, and he went to the clinic on July 19, 2013, to take the test where a photograph was taken. When the test came back negative, the ministry went after the accused man. Since then, the accused man has reportedly paid back the cost of the paternity test and was making attempts to repay the child support that he owed.
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