The Toronto Transit Commission has confirmed that more than 100 employees have either resigned or been dismissed as part of a benefits fraud investigation.

In February, the public transit provider said it had dismissed 73 employees in connection with what it described as a multimillion-dollar benefits fraud scheme. That number is up to 82, with another 20 employees either resigning or retiring in order to avoid dismissal, according to the TTC.

Read: TTC dismisses 73 people over alleged benefits fraud scheme

In July 2015, the Toronto Police Service charged the owner of the orthotics store Healthy Fit with fraud over $5,000 and laundering the proceeds of crime. Two of the store’s employees were charged with the same crimes.

Healthy Fit allegedly wrote receipts to TTC employees for orthotics, compression stockings and sleeves they didn’t actually buy, or for more money than they actually spent. The employees and the provider allegedly split the money paid out by the TTC’s insurer at the time.

Investigators are continuing to interview TTC employees who filed claims for Healthy Fit products, according to the TTC. If evidence proves an employee defrauded the plan, he or she will be dismissed.

Read: Arrests made in alleged $4 million benefits fraud scheme

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