Following a complaint of sexual harassment, a police officer was evaluated by a fake psychologist.

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The Ottawa Police Service will open a criminal investigation after a former officer requested an examination into what seems to be a fake report submitted by someone acting as a psychologist assessing her capacity to work on patrol. Const. Kimberly Cadarette claims she was put into therapy by OPS management in 2007 to establish her fitness for duty after complaining to the chief about sexual harassment and bullying by platoon members.

Following her complaint, she was directed to Dr. Ron Frey, a trained psychologist, for weekly sessions at a predetermined time and location. Frey’s electronic signature appears on her nine-page psychological evaluation, which is printed on his firm letterhead. Frey is a psychologist who has worked for the RCMP and the Department of National Defence. In an interview, Frey, however, stated that he did not author the report.

Staff working with the OPS wellness program had been aware of the probable fraud for eight months, but there had been no visible progress toward an inquiry. Cadarette was transferred to Peel Regional Police in 2008 after serving with the Ottawa Police Service for a year and a half. She is still employed by the force in the Greater Toronto Area. Cadarette thinks that information on the OPS fake report was released, tarnishing her career.

Cadarette wants the imposter to be apprehended by Ottawa police. The OPS stated that it was made aware of a potential fraud involving the use of the name of a doctor participating in their wellness program in November of last year. Initially, the force stated that no criminal investigation was underway, but changed its position after inquired about the possibility of an internal probe in an email to Chief Peter Sloly on Tuesday.

“These types of calls are taken very seriously by us. We will conduct a criminal investigation into this situation and will speak with all persons involved “Carole Lavigne, media relations manager, stated in an email 212 hours. Cadarette referred to the OPS’s decision to conduct a criminal probe as “lip service.