After ethics commissioner report on SNC-Lavalin affair, opposition calls on RCMP to investigate

Ottawa (August 15, 2019) – Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion explained in his report about the SNC-Lavalin affair on Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau contravened Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act. On the same day, the RCMP stated that they are...

City of Saskatoon became victim of identity fraud scheme and lost over $1M

Saskatoon (August 16, 2019) – The City of Saskatoon has paid $1.04 million to a fraudster after falling for an identity theft scheme. City manager Jeff Jorgenson told media on August 15 that the city is now focusing on the recovery of the taxpayer’s money. The city...

Tens of millions of users possibly affected by BioStar 2 Data Breach

(August 15, 2019) – Security researchers have found database containing unprotected biometrics including fingerprints and facial recognition images as well as passwords and other personal data leaked on the internet. On August 5, a total of over 27.8 million records,...

Latest wire fraud scam targets Human Resource departments

Saskatoon (August 14, 2019) – The Saskatoon Police are warning the public of a new wire fraud scam that targets the direct deposit information of employees. The scam involves the fraudsters reaching out directly to the Human Resources department of the target employee...

Former employee defrauds County of Lethbridge of $49,000

Lethbridge (August 14, 2019) – Brandi Leanne Doucette allegedly defrauded the County of Lethbridge of $49,000 between 2016 and 2019, according to the Lethbridge Police. The 40-year-old has been charged for theft and fraud. Doucette was employed by the municipality at...

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts June 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 12, 2019

At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which 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 June 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts May 27, 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 26, 2019

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

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Breaking Fraud Cases from the Courts April 12, 2019

At Canadian Fraud News, we review the decisions as they are released by Canadian Courts and then publish those which 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 Courts May 27, 2019

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

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Investment Fraud

Man charged with $20 million mortgage investment fraud

Toronto (August 12, 2019) – Derek Scheinman was arrested in relation to a $20 million mortgage investment fraud, according to the York Regional Police. He is charged with defrauding the public, fraud over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime, laundering...

Waterloo Police warns of counterfeit currency after receiving several reports of victims

Waterloo (July 29, 2019) – Waterloo Regional Police warns of counterfeit currency. Since January 2019, 205 incidents involving counterfeit money being passed as currency were reported to the WRP. Most of the time, $20, $50 and $100 bills were in question. The fake...

Two men arrested in Toronto for alleged Ponzi scheme that took in nearly $1 million

Toronto (July 19, 2019) – Toronto Police service arrested John James Illidge, 66, on July 12, and Vincent Philips, 74, on July 16 jointly for 18 charges containing fraud, theft, and launder proceeds of crime. In January 2018, the Ponzi scheme fraud investigation...

Norman Groot Discusses Fraud Recovery On the Wolf Of Bay Street

Mar.28, 2019 - Recently, Norman Groot of Investigation Counsel PC, visited the Wolf of Bay Street, Wolfgang Klein, to discuss fraud recovery litigation and share some of his previous fraud recovery stories. Listen to the full interview below.

Calgary duo fined millions in one of the ‘worst frauds perpetrated in Alberta’ Social Sharing

Feb. 26, 2019 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - The Alberta Securities Commission has ordered a man and a woman to pay millions after orchestrating what it says "was among the worst frauds perpetrated in Alberta." Arnold Breitkreutz, his company, Base Finance Ltd., and...

Man charged with $20 million mortgage investment fraud

Toronto (August 12, 2019) – Derek Scheinman was arrested in relation to a $20 million mortgage investment fraud, according to the York Regional Police. He is charged with defrauding the public, fraud over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime, laundering...

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Man charged with $20 million mortgage investment fraud

Toronto (August 12, 2019) – Derek Scheinman was arrested in relation to a $20 million mortgage investment fraud, according to the York Regional Police. He is charged with defrauding the public, fraud over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime, laundering...

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Latest wire fraud scam targets Human Resource departments

Saskatoon (August 14, 2019) – The Saskatoon Police are warning the public of a new wire fraud scam that targets the direct deposit information of employees. The scam involves the fraudsters reaching out directly to the Human Resources department of the target employee...

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Latest wire fraud scam targets Human Resource departments

Saskatoon (August 14, 2019) – The Saskatoon Police are warning the public of a new wire fraud scam that targets the direct deposit information of employees. The scam involves the fraudsters reaching out directly to the Human Resources department of the target employee...

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Mortgage Fraud

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...

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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...

Allegations of inflated property values at centre of RCMP syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

July 19, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) -Inflated property values and the promotion of non-qualifying investments as being RRSP-eligible are some of the key allegations made by the RCMP in a search warrant application it filed to authorize an April raid on six Toronto-area...

Alberta RCMP lay charges in multimillion-dollar fraud case

May 29, 2018 (Courtesy of the Canadian Press) - RCMP have arrested and charged two people in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving hundreds of investors in Alberta. Investigators say two people in Calgary that operated a company called Base Finance Ltd. raised...

Consumer Fraud

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...

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Man charged with fraud as a result of investigation into bogus internet tower installations

Township of Alnwick-Haldimand (August 12, 2019) – Brian O’Donaghue has been charged with fraud after allegedly offering to install internet towers in the Township of Alnwick-Haldimand. The 29-year old is facing charges of fraud over $5,000, Global News reports. Two...

B.C. boat dealership under fraud investigation, victims encouraged to come forward

Surrey (August 09, 2019) – The Surrey boat dealership Breakwater Marine is under a fraud investigation. The RCMP’s Economic Crime Unit arrested one person and seized numerous boats while executing a search warrant, police said on Twitter. The authorities believe there...

Oblique Toronto contractor sentenced to almost four years in prison for defrauding customers

Toronto (July 30, 2019) – Adam Gardin was sentenced to almost four years in prison under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act on July 26, 2019. He was also ordered to pay more than $850,000 in restitution according to the Ontario Provincial Offences court. Furthermore,...

Police warn of SIM-swapping scam after three incidents in Edmonton

Mar. 27 2019 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - As Fraud Prevention Month draws to a close, Edmonton police are warning of a new scam that recently popped up in the city: SIM swapping. SIM cards, also known as subscriber identification modules, are used by cellphone carriers to...

Support worker who stole from the elderly arrested again for fraud, theft: police

Feb. 37, 2019 - A Burlington personal support worker who was already facing charges for stealing from elderly, police say, has been re-arrested for fraud and theft. The woman was taken into custody on Feb. 20 and charged with fraud under $5,000, two counts of...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Edmonton woman seduced into $250,000 romance scam

Edmonton (July 31, 2019) – Evelyn Wichmann was the victim of romance fraud. A man which she met on an internet dating site seduced her into paying $250,000 and finally drove the 62-year-old receptionist into financial ruin, CBC reports. Edmonton police investigate the...

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