A Timmins woman is facing charges after allegedly defrauding the government almost $8,000. Police claim she sent in documents to a government-funded program, but never attended necessary appointments. This all happened during a two-year period, from 2011 to 2013. The 47-year-old is now looking at fraud over $5,000 charges. She was released from custody but has a court date set for early January. The Timmins Police Criminal Investigation Unit starting looking into the woman after getting a report from a government agency.