Wednesday Nov. 2020

Mother and daughter arrested in connection with Lester-B.-Pearson School Board fraud

Montréal (November 23, 2020) – Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) charged two former employees of the Lester-B.-Pearson School Board, Caroline and Christina Mastantuono, with fraud, forgery, and breach of trust. The alleged scheme took place between 2014 and 2016 at...

Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

OPP charged nine people in private career college scheme

Markham (November 18, 2020) – The OPP charged nine people with multiple fraud related offenses in connection with a private career college scheme. The nine individuals were employees and a former student of the Royal Institute of Science Management (RISM) in Markham....

Former Toronto executive charged for bribing a foreign public official

Ottawa (November 17, 2020) – The RCMP laid charges against former IMEX Systems Inc. executive, Damodar Arapakota, for bribing a public official from Botswana. The Mounties started their investigation dubbed ‘Project Alkaloid’ after IMEX self-reported allegations of...

City of Prince George lost $700K in sophisticated computer-based fraud

Prince George (November 13, 2020) – The City of Prince George has become the victim of a sophisticated computer-based fraud. The city lost $700,000 in two transactions while trying to pay a contractor. The RCMP announced that they could recover most of one payment but...

Francesco Pezzo, Age 48, of Bradford Held Liable for Fraud in Cottage Contractor Case

November 12, 2020 – Investigation Counsel PC, a civil fraud recovery law firm, is seeking information from the public on the financial affairs of Francesco “Frank” Pezzo, date of birth August 25, 1973, of Bradford, Ontario. On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court...

Winnipeg funeral director charged with fraud in connection with prepaid funeral plans

Winnipeg (November 9, 2020) – The Winnipeg police charged former local funeral director, Chad Robert Wheeler, for defrauding families out of their prepaid funeral costs. He has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000. 76 prepaid funeral plans were sold at Wheeler Funeral...

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

Three suspects arrested in senior fraud case

Oshawa (October 29, 2020) – The Durham police arrested three suspects who are facing numerous fraud charges. Glenda Mowbray, Bryan Robertson, and Travis Robertson are accused of defrauding elderly victims of over $400,000 during the past eight years. They are each...

BEC scammer tried to dupe government of Northwest Territories with invoice fraud

Yellowknife (October 27, 2020) – A BEC (Business Email Compromise) scammer attempted to dupe the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) using invoice fraud. The RCMP explained that a business partner of the GNWT was the subject of a phishing attack. The...

Information Wanted

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At 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...

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Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Information Wanted – Gwendolyne J. Rodriguez

Wanted Financial Information on Gwendolyne J. Martinez-Rodriguez, a.k.a. Gwendolyn J. Rodriguez – Date of Birth: February 8, 1986 August 29, 2019 –  Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for the victim, is requesting information from anyone...

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Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted – Steven Mann

Information Wanted on Fraudster Steven Mann of Due Process Legal Services and ZHM Recruitment Group UPDATE (August 12, 2019): Steven Mann was recently convicted and sentenced in Newmarket courts for fraud. Jan 8, 2018 - At Canadian Fraud News Inc. we report on...

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Information Wanted – Rohit Ablacksingh

Information Wanted – Rohit Ablacksingh

Wanted Financial Information on Rohit Ablacksingh, also known as Roy Singh, to Recover from Fraud against a Singapore Doctor January 7, 2019 – Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, counsel for the victim, is requesting financial information from...

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Breaking Court Decisions

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At 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...

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Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases November 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts November 2019 - No 1At 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...

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Breaking Fraud Cases October 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases October 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts October 2019 - No 1At 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...

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Breaking Fraud Cases September 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases September 2019

Breaking Fraud Cases from the Canadian Courts September 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...

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Investment Fraud

Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

City of Prince George lost $700K in sophisticated computer-based fraud

Prince George (November 13, 2020) – The City of Prince George has become the victim of a sophisticated computer-based fraud. The city lost $700,000 in two transactions while trying to pay a contractor. The RCMP announced that they could recover most of one payment but...

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

Three suspects arrested in senior fraud case

Oshawa (October 29, 2020) – The Durham police arrested three suspects who are facing numerous fraud charges. Glenda Mowbray, Bryan Robertson, and Travis Robertson are accused of defrauding elderly victims of over $400,000 during the past eight years. They are each...

BCSC accuses woman of $3 million investment fraud

Vancouver (October 23, 2020) – The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) accused Meiyun Zhang of defrauding B.C. investors in a $3 million investment fraud. Between 2014 and 2017, she allegedly fraudulently solicited money from three investors claiming to help...
London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

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Three suspects arrested in senior fraud case

Three suspects arrested in senior fraud case

Oshawa (October 29, 2020) – The Durham police arrested three suspects who are facing numerous fraud charges. Glenda Mowbray, Bryan Robertson, and Travis Robertson are accused of defrauding elderly victims of over $400,000 during the past eight years. They are each...

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Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

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Online  Fraud

Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton (October 19, 2020) – The Peel police arrested the Brampton woman, Amarjeet Kaur Saini, for an airline ticket scam on October 15. She is accused of impersonating an Air Canada employee on Kijiji and offering fake airline tickets for sale on the online platform...

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Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton woman arrested for airline ticket fraud on Kijiji

Brampton (October 19, 2020) – The Peel police arrested the Brampton woman, Amarjeet Kaur Saini, for an airline ticket scam on October 15. She is accused of impersonating an Air Canada employee on Kijiji and offering fake airline tickets for sale on the online platform...

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Mortgage Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

Mortgage broker charged in connection with financial elder abuse

Winnipeg (January 24, 2020) – The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) laid numerous charges against Manitoba mortgage broker, Bret Allan Dobbin, in connection with financial elder abuse. He is facing 18 counts in violation of The Securities Act and 36 counts in...

‘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...
Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Consumer Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

Winnipeg funeral director charged with fraud in connection with prepaid funeral plans

Winnipeg (November 9, 2020) – The Winnipeg police charged former local funeral director, Chad Robert Wheeler, for defrauding families out of their prepaid funeral costs. He has been charged with Fraud Over $5,000. 76 prepaid funeral plans were sold at Wheeler Funeral...

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

Calgary man, wanted for multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in after returning from Czech Republic

Lethbridge (September 28, 2020) – The Calgary man, Josef Korec, who was wanted for his role in a multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in to Lethbridge police on September 23 after returning from the Czech Republic. Two months ago, the Lethbridge...

Three Canadians charged with securities fraud for U.S. pump-and-dump scheme

San Diego, USA (September 25, 2020) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California laid charges against four men – three of them Canadians – over their roles in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme and a stock market manipulation ring. Ongkaruck...
Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington man charged with alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme

Burlington (November 20, 2020) – The Halton police laid charges against Francesco Perre from Burlington in connection with an alleged $1.3 million Ponzi scheme. He is accused of soliciting investments from his victims for a stock market investment program. However,...

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London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Quebec network of romance fraudsters dismantled

Montreal (September 18, 2020) – The Sûreté du Quebec announced this week that they dismantled a vast network of romance fraudsters. On September 15, the Quebec provincial police made a dozen arrests in the regions Quebec City, Montreal, and the Outaouais in connection...

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Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Stoney Creek man arrested for online dating fraud

Toronto (June 4, 2020) – Toronto police arrested Raymond Coles of Stoney Creek for an online dating fraud on June 2. He is accused of defrauding a woman after they met on a dating website, where he allegedly portrayed himself as a police officer, in January 2018....

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