Charges laid against Saskatoon investment dealer for fraud worth $2M

Saskatoon (November 19, 2019) – Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon RCMP laid charges against Vincent John Mullee, a former Saskatoon financial advisor, for a $2 million investment fraud. He allegedly sold non-existing bonds to 24 clients of his company ‘Vince...

Former executive director of Hamilton Sikh society under investigation for fraud and forgery

Hamilton (November 18, 2019) – Hamilton Police are investigating the former executive director of the Sikh Society of Hamilton-Wentworth, Jatinder Labana, for fraud and forgery. The investigation started in August 2019 following complaints about financial...

Breaking cases regarding bitcoin investment fraud schemes from the New York Eastern District Court

New York (November 11, 2019) – In the New York Eastern District Court, two bitcoin investment fraud cases have come to an end lately. Reggie Middleton was accused of an initial coin offering (ICO) of the Veritaseum (VERI) token worth US$14.8 million. He settled the...

City of Saskatoon awaits Ontario court decision on recovery of fraudulently stolen funds

Saskatoon (November 8, 2019) – The City of Saskatoon awaits a decision from the Ontario Superior Court after the hearing on November 5 regarding the recovery of their fraudulently stolen money, which is currently frozen in bank accounts. The city has been able to...

One year of mandatory breach reporting – over 28 million Canadians affected

Gatineau (November 8, 2019) – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) recapitulates on one year of mandatory data breach reporting. On November 1, 2018, new regulations went into effect under Canada’s federal private sector privacy law. Since then...

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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 June 2019

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 Court Decisions

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 June 2019

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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Investment Fraud

Charges laid against Saskatoon investment dealer for fraud worth $2M

Saskatoon (November 19, 2019) – Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon RCMP laid charges against Vincent John Mullee, a former Saskatoon financial advisor, for a $2 million investment fraud. He allegedly sold non-existing bonds to 24 clients of his company ‘Vince...

Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Durham Region (October 29, 2019) – 47-year-old Kofi Yevakpor was arrested and charged for allegedly purchasing a new Ford truck by using fraudulent ID, Durham police announced in a statement on October 25. Yevakpor is accused of making the phony transaction in the...

BCSC warns investors against pyramid scheme type ‘split games’

Vancouver (October 25, 2019) – The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) warns investors against ‘split games’ which operate on the principle of pyramid schemes. The virtual ‘shares’ are primarily sold in the Lower Mainland’s Chinese community by FullCarry...

Former Hamilton Conservative riding president charged with fraud

Hamilton (October 18, 2019) – Former Hamilton Center Conservative riding association president, David Dawson, has been charged with fraud by the Hamilton Police on October 17. He has been arrested on the basis of reported ‘accounting irregularities’ in the...

Maryland man sentenced for using Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million

Baltimore (October 16, 2019) – Kevin B. Merrill from Maryland was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for conspiracy and fraud conducting a Ponzi scheme worth over US$396 million. Together with his co-conspirators, he defrauded investors using his companies...
Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Durham Region (October 29, 2019) – 47-year-old Kofi Yevakpor was arrested and charged for allegedly purchasing a new Ford truck by using fraudulent ID, Durham police announced in a statement on October 25. Yevakpor is accused of making the phony transaction in the...

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Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Man arrested for purchasing vehicle using fraudulent ID

Durham Region (October 29, 2019) – 47-year-old Kofi Yevakpor was arrested and charged for allegedly purchasing a new Ford truck by using fraudulent ID, Durham police announced in a statement on October 25. Yevakpor is accused of making the phony transaction in the...

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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...
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

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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