Tuesday Oct. 2020

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...

Former Nova Scotia PC candidate awaits fraud sentencing for using a forged cheque

Halifax (October 21, 2020) – A former PC candidate in the last Nova Scotia election, Paul Edward Beasant, awaits his sentencing in a fraud case for March of next year after he pleaded guilty to using a counterfeit document on October 20. He allegedly used a forged...

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...

Former New Brunswick school principal pleaded guilty to fraud charges

Dalhousie (October 16, 2020) – The former New Brunswick school principal, Chantal Berthelotte, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Francophone Northeast School District in Campbellton Provincial Court on October 5. She is accused of embezzling over $5,000 while she was...

Another money mule charged in connection with CRA scams

Milton (October 15, 2020) – The RCMP charged an Ontario man, Naman Grover, for allegedly operating as a money mule in connection with a series of transnational telephone scams. The charges result from an ongoing investigation, dubbed Project Octavia. The Mounties...

Edmonton man charged for smuggling fake ETS bus tickets from China

Edmonton (October 14, 2020) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Edmonton police laid charges against an Edmonton man, Yuexuan Wu, for allegedly smuggling 1,047 fake Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus tickets. On June 26, the CBSA seized a package from...

Former DND employee sentenced for role in large-scale fraud on the government

Halifax (October 3, 2020) – The Halifax provincial court handed down the sentence for a third person, Wayne Langille, involved in a large-scale fraud against the Department of National Defence (DND). Two Nova Scotia men have already been sentenced on February 25 of...

London police warn against ATM cash withdrawal schemes

London (October 1, 2020) – The London police issued a fraud warning against ATM cash withdrawal schemes. They received complaints from individuals being approached by a man who allegedly sent them a fake e-transfer and convinced them to withdraw the cash equivalent...

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...

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

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...

Former Nova Scotia PC candidate awaits fraud sentencing for using a forged cheque

Halifax (October 21, 2020) – A former PC candidate in the last Nova Scotia election, Paul Edward Beasant, awaits his sentencing in a fraud case for March of next year after he pleaded guilty to using a counterfeit document on October 20. He allegedly used a forged...

Former New Brunswick school principal pleaded guilty to fraud charges

Dalhousie (October 16, 2020) – The former New Brunswick school principal, Chantal Berthelotte, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Francophone Northeast School District in Campbellton Provincial Court on October 5. She is accused of embezzling over $5,000 while she was...

Another money mule charged in connection with CRA scams

Milton (October 15, 2020) – The RCMP charged an Ontario man, Naman Grover, for allegedly operating as a money mule in connection with a series of transnational telephone scams. The charges result from an ongoing investigation, dubbed Project Octavia. The Mounties...

Edmonton man charged for smuggling fake ETS bus tickets from China

Edmonton (October 14, 2020) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Edmonton police laid charges against an Edmonton man, Yuexuan Wu, for allegedly smuggling 1,047 fake Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus tickets. On June 26, the CBSA seized a package from...
BCSC accuses woman of $3 million investment fraud

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...

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Another money mule charged in connection with CRA scams

Another money mule charged in connection with CRA scams

Milton (October 15, 2020) – The RCMP charged an Ontario man, Naman Grover, for allegedly operating as a money mule in connection with a series of transnational telephone scams. The charges result from an ongoing investigation, dubbed Project Octavia. The Mounties...

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BCSC accuses woman of $3 million investment fraud

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...

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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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Cambridge woman arrested for alleged online puppy scam

Cambridge woman arrested for alleged online puppy scam

Cambridge (September 9, 2020) – The Waterloo police arrested a Cambridge woman and charged her with several fraud-related offenses in connection with an alleged online puppy scam. She is accused of defrauding ten victims, who were responding to fake online...

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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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Cambridge woman arrested for alleged online puppy scam

Cambridge woman arrested for alleged online puppy scam

Cambridge (September 9, 2020) – The Waterloo police arrested a Cambridge woman and charged her with several fraud-related offenses in connection with an alleged online puppy scam. She is accused of defrauding ten victims, who were responding to fake online...

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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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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...

Three Ottawa snow removal companies face fraud charges

Ottawa (September 21, 2020) – The Ottawa police laid fraud charges against three Ottawa snow removal companies. Investigators accused Snow Vaporizers, Faul Properties, and Altitude Snow Removal of accepting money from customers for snow removal services last winter,...

Barrie man charged with $56 million Ponzi scheme involving debit card terminals

Barrie (September 16, 2020) – The OPP charged the Barrie man, Charles Debono, with fraud, bribery, money laundering, and forgery for an alleged $56 million Ponzi scheme, which supposedly defrauded hundreds of victims over six years. The ‘landmark international fraud...

Toronto counterfeit operation dismantled

Toronto (September 3, 2020) – The Toronto police dismantled a counterfeiting operation and arrested a Toronto man during a search warrant on September 1. Onis Belleus is now facing forgery and fraud charges. He is accused of using the forged documentation to support...
Three Ottawa snow removal companies face fraud charges

Three Ottawa snow removal companies face fraud charges

Ottawa (September 21, 2020) – The Ottawa police laid fraud charges against three Ottawa snow removal companies. Investigators accused Snow Vaporizers, Faul Properties, and Altitude Snow Removal of accepting money from customers for snow removal services last winter,...

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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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