Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Sudbury (December 6, 2019) – The owner of the Sudbury payroll business Northern Payroll Services, Christine Evans, received a suspended sentence from an Ontario court for fraud related charges. Evans’ business got into financial distress, when she defaulted her...

‘Fraud destroys peoples’ lives’ – cybercrime expert on data breaches and cybersecurity

Toronto (December 6, 2019) – Canadian Fraud News talked to Chris Mathers about the impact of data breaches on peoples’ lives and what happens with our personal information if they have been leaked. Mathers is a former undercover law enforcement officer who now runs...

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts October 2019 – No 1

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators as well as public law enforcement, security regulators, and...

Edmonton police charge alleged credit card fraudster

Edmonton (December 5, 2019) – Edmonton police charged an alleged credit card fraudster on November 28. The 42-year-old, Joe Schur, is accused of defrauding an Edmontonian out of more than $25,000. It is believed that he conducted credit card fraud while making 145...

Two GTA men charged for ‘high value fraud’ in connection with bakery deal

Toronto (December 3, 2019) – Toronto police arrested and charged two operators of Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vincent DeMasi and Evangelos Karayannopoulos in connection with a Toronto bakery ‘high value fraud’. The police accuse the men of purchasing the business...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators, and...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts August 2019

  At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those we believe are of interest to private sector civil fraud recovery lawyers and investigators, as well as public law enforcement, security regulators, and...

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Investment Fraud

Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Sudbury (December 6, 2019) – The owner of the Sudbury payroll business Northern Payroll Services, Christine Evans, received a suspended sentence from an Ontario court for fraud related charges. Evans’ business got into financial distress, when she defaulted her...

Two GTA men charged for ‘high value fraud’ in connection with bakery deal

Toronto (December 3, 2019) – Toronto police arrested and charged two operators of Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vincent DeMasi and Evangelos Karayannopoulos in connection with a Toronto bakery ‘high value fraud’. The police accuse the men of purchasing the business...

Oshawa man faces fraud charges for refund scam

Guelph (December 2, 2019) – An Oshawa man is facing fraud charges related to a refund scam using a stolen sale terminal from a Guelph restaurant. From March 25 to April 2, the sale terminal was used to charge back or refund a total amount of over $86,000 from payments...

Multiple Montrealers allegedly defrauded in elaborate inheritance fraud

Montreal (November 28, 2019) – Richard Chandroo allegedly defrauded multiple victims in the Montreal area using an elaborate inheritance fraud scheme. He is accused of pretending that he is in need of money to pay legal fees in order to receive an inheritance from his...

Ontarian sentenced for Dominican resort Ponzi scheme

San Francisco (November 28, 2019) – A Northern California court sentenced Derek Elliott from Ontario to two years in prison. In September 2012, the Canadian was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud for his role in a Dominican resort Ponzi scheme. Elliott and his...
Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Sudbury (December 6, 2019) – The owner of the Sudbury payroll business Northern Payroll Services, Christine Evans, received a suspended sentence from an Ontario court for fraud related charges. Evans’ business got into financial distress, when she defaulted her...

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Oshawa man faces fraud charges for refund scam

Oshawa man faces fraud charges for refund scam

Guelph (December 2, 2019) – An Oshawa man is facing fraud charges related to a refund scam using a stolen sale terminal from a Guelph restaurant. From March 25 to April 2, the sale terminal was used to charge back or refund a total amount of over $86,000 from payments...

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Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Suspended sentence for Sudbury payroll business owner

Sudbury (December 6, 2019) – The owner of the Sudbury payroll business Northern Payroll Services, Christine Evans, received a suspended sentence from an Ontario court for fraud related charges. Evans’ business got into financial distress, when she defaulted her...

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Mortgage Fraud

‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ fight back against regulator and the Law Society of Ontario

Toronto (September 16, 2019) – The collective ‘Victims of Syndicated Mortgage Investments’ (VOSMI) demand further investigations in the conduct of their lost syndicated mortgage investments. After, they were poorly informed about the potential risks that come with...

Almost a quarter of millennials think it’s okay to lie on mortgage applications, according to Equifax survey

Toronto (September 9, 2019) – The results of the most recent Equifax survey suggest that nearly a quarter of Canada’s millennials (23 per cent) think, it’s okay to lie about their income on mortgage appications. That is almost double the amount of the general...

Mortgage and vehicle sale fraud brings remorseful fraudster five-year prison term

Calgary (July 25, 2019) – Giovanni Bartolotti has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and to pay restitution of $161,665 for mortgage and vehicle sale fraud. Crown prosecutor Steven Johnston and defense counsel Peter Hoare offered a joint submission to the Court...

Alleged ‘shadow’ mortgage broker implicated in dozens of shady deals

Jan. 9, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca)- B.C. financial authorities have identified a woman accused of acting as a 'shadow' mortgage broker by feeding altered tax documents to licensed professionals on behalf of dozens of people who wouldn't otherwise qualify for loans. The...

Edmonton man charged in $5.5 million Ponzi scheme

July 24, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Edmonton police say they have uncovered a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of fraudulent mortgage loans. Police allege Timothy Carruthers facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans worth a total of $5.5...

Consumer Fraud

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

Sudbury Real Estate Board warns against rental scam connected to Prop2Go.com

Sudbury (October 29, 2019) – The Sudbury Real Estate Board issued a warning against an alleged rental scam connected to the website Prop2Go.com. The association suspects that rental listings on the website are copied from the brokerage’s real estate ‘for sale’...

Used car salesman defrauds 14 customers over two years by selling cars he never delivered

Dartmouth (October 8, 2019) – Used car salesman, Michael David Surette, duped 14 customers between 2015 and 2018 by selling cars he never delivered. The total amount the customers of the Used Car Factory 21 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were defrauded of adds up to...

Woman made up craft show, now charged with fraud

Oshawa (September 30, 2019) – Marci Thackeray, a woman, who made up a craft show in Oshawa is now arrested and charged with fraud. The Durham Regional Police informed in a press release about five victims who allegedly had been defrauded by the 33-year-old while...

Fraudsters taking advantage of Telus costumers impacted by email outage

(August 30, 2019) – After Telus customers were impacted by an email outage, they now are being targeted by fraudsters impersonating Telus employees. Global News reported that Telus customers have complained about fraudulent calls after Telus informed their customers...
Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Toronto man wanted for romance scams

Toronto man wanted for romance scams

Toronto (November 21, 2019) –Ridwan Oyeyemi from Toronto is wanted by the police for allegedly perpetrating romance scams. He is the suspect in an ongoing fraud investigation. The police had been notified of two online dating scams where two Torontarians in their...

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Five arrested in Canada-wide romance scams

Five arrested in Canada-wide romance scams

Toronto (October 22, 2019) – Five Ontario residents were arrested by the Toronto police in September 2019 after a 10-month investigation into a romance scam scheme. The men are alleged to have been connected to the bank accounts that have been used for online romance...

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