Calgary police officer charged with theft, fraud and assault

Aug 7, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) - A Calgary police officer has been charged with theft, fraud and assault while he was on leave for what police describe as an "unrelated matter." Police said in May of this year, Airdrie RCMP began investigating a number...

Man faces charges for making and selling fake transit passes in Calgary

Aug 3, 2018 ( Courtesy of CTVnews.ca ) - Calgary police have charged a man after a lengthy investigation led to the discovery of more than $1 million in fake transit passes. The year-long investigation involved nine search warrants and eventually led to arrest of a...

6 months jail, 3 years probation for former real estate broker guilty of forgery

Aug. 1, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - Former Winnipeg real estate broker David Joseph Douglas has been sentenced to six months in jail and is barred from real estate or lending activities for three years. Judge Brent Stewart accepted the joint recommendation from the...

West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

Nigerian Man Living In Canada Receives 14 Years In U.S. Prison For Leading Fraud Ring

July 31, 2018 -  A Nigerian man must serve 14 years in a U.S. prison for leading a fraud ring that prosecutors in Texas say laundered $3.5 million from hundreds of victims. Ochuko Sylvester Eruotor was sentenced Friday in Austin. The 42-year-old Eruotor, who lived in...

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Richard Glen Allison Issued Jail Time for Fraud on Company

Why Sales Agent Due Diligence is Necessary April 19, 2018 – At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery...

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Calgary police officer charged with theft, fraud and assault

Aug 7, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) - A Calgary police officer has been charged with theft, fraud and assault while he was on leave for what police describe as an "unrelated matter." Police said in May of this year, Airdrie RCMP began investigating a number...

Central Alberta man charged in ‘elaborate’ $2.6M fracking fraud

July 31, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) -  A central Alberta man is facing fraud charges after a five-year investigation and more than $2 million in losses to investors. RCMP say Dane Skinner, 53, misrepresented and advertised a revolutionary fracking product,...

Undaunted by creditors and fraud charges, Peter Pocklington launches pot company

July 20, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington still owes the Alberta government more than $13 million from an unpaid 1988 loan for a failed meat-packing plant. In Arizona, Pocklington and an associate have so far reneged on...

Red Deer woman charged with stealing $1M from ATB Financial in Sylvan Lake

June 13, 2018 ( Courtesy of globalnews.ca ) -  Mounties in central Alberta have arrested a former ATB Financial bank worker for allegedly stealing $1.1 million from her employer. RCMP said the woman was working at the ATB Financial branch in Sylvan Lake when she...

Canada Declares War on Cryptocurrency Fraud with Mandatory KYC/AML Regulations

Canada’s Fraud Crackdown June 13, 2018 (Courtesy of btcmanager.com ) - As stated in the draft published by Canada Gazette, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) pointed out some inadequacies in the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime (AML/ATF)....

PRESS RELEASE – Sandeep Mehta linked to Benedetto “Benny” Manasseri’s Pro-Fit Financing Fraud Scheme

June 13, 2018 - At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery experts should be aware of. The following is...

$400K vanishes from public service union’s coffers

June 6,  2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - A union representing public service professionals across Canada, including economists, statisticians and civilian employees of the RCMP, is trying to figure out how $400,000 was apparently siphoned from its bank accounts over the...

6 Montrealers facing extradition to the U.S. for alleged Lottery fraud

Alleged victims in the United States were led to believe they had won a Canadian lottery May 29, 2018 (courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  A Pennsylvania woman who is among the alleged victims of a lottery scheme involving six Montreal-area men has testified she lost...

BMO and CIBC’s Simplii warn fraudsters may have accessed clients’ data

May 29, 2018 (Courtesy of CTVnews.ca) - Two of Canada's biggest banks warned Monday that "fraudsters" may have accessed certain personal and financial information of up to 90,000 customers. The Bank of Montreal said hackers contacted the bank on Sunday claiming to be...

Fraud charge for Calgary woman accused of faking cancer

May 24, 2018 ( Courtesy of CTVNews.ca) - A Calgary woman has been charged with fraud after police say she was collecting money through various fundraising campaigns for cancer treatments she didn’t need. Police said the 30-year-old woman set up a GoFundMe page and...

Calgary police officer charged with theft, fraud and assault

Aug 7, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) - A Calgary police officer has been charged with theft, fraud and assault while he was on leave for what police describe as an "unrelated matter." Police said in May of this year, Airdrie RCMP began investigating a number...

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West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

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AHS warning of text scam involving the organization

June 15, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globalnews.ca)  - Alberta Health Services (AHS) is warning Albertans of a phishing scam where a text message seemingly from the organization includes a link to what looks like an e-transfer site. In a news release on Wednesday, AHS said the...

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West Vancouver police warn of elaborate online video scam

July 31, 2018( Courtesy of The Canadian Press) -  West Vancouver police are warning the public about a new online scam using personal email addresses and passwords. Police say victims receive an email that includes the recipient's current or past email password. The...

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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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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...

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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...

Mortgage firm that raised funds for Fortress halts operations: FMP advises clients it is surrendering brokerage licence after several developments that have had negative impact

April 27, 2018 ( Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - A mortgage brokerage firm that raised millions from investors to finance projects for Fortress Real Developments Inc. has notified clients that it is going out of business. FMP Mortgage Investments Inc. sent a letter to...

Fortress used a third of investors’ money for commissions, fees, new documents show

April 24, 2018 (Courtesy of Globeandmail.com) - More than one-third of the money raised from investors to provide syndicated mortgage loans for Fortress Real Developments Inc.'s building projects was paid out as cash commissions to salespeople and as consulting fees...

RCMP raid 6 locations in GTA as part of syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

April 16, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca)The RCMP raided six properties in the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into syndicated mortgage fraud. Police would not confirm what company or companies the locations searched are tied to, but...

RCMP Lays Fraud Charges in Real Estate Scam

March 27,2018 - The National Division RCMP Sensitive and International Investigative Section has arrested and charged two Mississauga, Ontario residents, 71-year-old Wajid Ali Khan and 48-year-old Nadeem Imtiaz Ahmed, with false pretense and fraud. Exact charges are...

Alleged key players charged in $17-million Project Bridle Path mortgage fraud investigation

Missing lawyer Golnaz Vakili, linked to the “sophisticated and complex” mortgage fraud investigation dubbed “Project Bridle Path,” has returned to Canada and will be a witness in the case, police confirmed. March 8, 2018 (Courtesy of the Toronto Star) -  Toronto...

Four arrested in ‘sophisticated’ Toronto mortgage fraud

March 6,2018 (courtesy of CTVnews.ca) -  Toronto police have arrested four people in what they are calling a “sophisticated and complex” mortgage fraud investigation involving high-end properties in the city. The police service’s financial crimes unit says the...

Accused murderer Steve Bragg facing unrelated fraud charge

Steve Bragg was already in jail awaiting trial, charged with the second-degree murder of Victoria Head, when he was handed an unrelated charge for defrauding a woman two months before Head's killing. Bragg is accused of killing Head, 36, in November. Her body was...

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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