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Dutch government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal

The Dutch government has stepped down after thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud and told to pay money back.

Fake COVID notification apps and websites aim to steal money and personal data

Thousands of fake Canadian government websites, emails and apps that take advantage of the pandemic to try to mine personal data or steal money have been taken down in the last few months, according to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Trump’s pardon largesse a boon for well-connected fraudsters

Donald Trump’s final batch of more than 140 pardons and sentence commutations, issued in his last hours as president, benefited an ignominious list of defendants whose swindles, frauds and public corruption made them unlikely candidates for executive clemency.

Ontario man, Morris Wapoose, ordered to use some of his lottery winnings to pay for his role in defrauding health clinic

Morris Wapoose, the former treasurer of an Ontario not-for-profit organization who pleaded guilty to defrauding Thunder Bay’s Anishnawbe Mushkiki Health Clinic of about $60,000, was sentenced in November.

Debra Penttila denied appeal of fraud sentence

Debra Penttila, an office manager who pleaded guilty of defrauding her employer of $362,740.46 between 2004 and 2011, and was sentenced to restitution and two years imprisonment, was denied her appeal Feb. 21, 2020.

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

Ontario payroll accountant Cheryl MacLeod sentenced for fraud charges

Cheryl MacLeod, of Hamilton, Ont., was convicted and sentenced on fraud, uttering forged documents and theft charges in relation to her role as owner and director of CTC Payroll Services.

Arif Adnan Syed liable for fraud after turning 12 Toronto luxury homes into illegal rooming houses

A dozen Toronto-based landlords have made progress in their attempt to reclaim their luxurious houses after discovering they were being rented out as rooming homes to dozens of individuals.

Peel Regional Police Officer Eric Malone Acquitted of Theft of Evidence Charges

“The Crown’s case against Sergeant Malone is a circumstantial one. In these circumstances, the legal test to determine whether the Crown has proven the officer’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is whether his guilt is the only reasonable inference to be drawn from the evidence.”

Rise in fraud crimes drives increase in national crime severity

“The prevalence of certain types of fraud has recently been highlighted by the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre (CAFC), particularly general online, telephone or text message scams, such as the “Canada Revenue Agency scam” and prepaid gift card scams.”

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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 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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Investment Fraud

Debra Penttila denied appeal of fraud sentence

Debra Penttila, an office manager who pleaded guilty of defrauding her employer of $362,740.46 between 2004 and 2011, and was sentenced to restitution and two years imprisonment, was denied her appeal Feb. 21, 2020.

Toronto man, Hugh Walker, found guilty in Jamaican agriculture fraud scheme

R. v. Walker, 2020 ONSC 7029
Hearings took place March 13 & Sept. 24, 2020; Judgment issued on Nov. 16, 2020.

Wanted London man arrested for series of fraud incidents

London (December 9, 2020) – The police arrested the London man, Jesse James Edwards, who was wanted for a series of fraud incidents. Between September 23 and November 14, three victims reported being defrauded by a man who approached them and asked for cash to pay his...

Hamilton police arrested two Brampton men for defrauding seniors

Hamilton (December 4, 2020) – The Hamilton police arrested two suspects from Brampton who are accused of defrauding seniors using phone scams. The scammers allegedly demanded money from their elderly victims to avoid being arrested. Besides one Hamilton resident,...

Ontario lawyer suspended by law society for using trust funds to pay for hookers and drugs

Toronto (December 3, 2020) – The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) suspended personal injury lawyer, Darren Deenosan Kirupa, after a tribunal found that he likely mishandled and misappropriated trust funds, failed to keep appropriate books and records as well as has been...
Wanted London man arrested for series of fraud incidents

Wanted London man arrested for series of fraud incidents

London (December 9, 2020) – The police arrested the London man, Jesse James Edwards, who was wanted for a series of fraud incidents. Between September 23 and November 14, three victims reported being defrauded by a man who approached them and asked for cash to pay his...

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Debra Penttila denied appeal of fraud sentence

Debra Penttila denied appeal of fraud sentence

Debra Penttila, an office manager who pleaded guilty of defrauding her employer of $362,740.46 between 2004 and 2011, and was sentenced to restitution and two years imprisonment, was denied her appeal Feb. 21, 2020.

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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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Utility providers warn against recent scams

Toronto (December 7, 2020) – The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims – especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across the province, Ontario’s four largest electricity...

London police arrested wanted woman for allegedly stealing from seniors in PSW fraud

London (December 2, 2020) – The London police arrested a wanted woman, Amanda Lee Rose Albert, posing as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) two weeks after issuing an arrest warrant against her for multiple fraud and theft charges. Albert is accused of stealing from...

How to protect yourself against fraud while shopping or selling online this holiday season

November 26, 2020 – ‘Keep the Grinch out of the holidays,’ warns the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) in their recent bulletin on holiday scams. Fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s increased online activity during the pandemic and especially during events as...

ASC: Convicted Ponzi scammer permanently banned from capital market

Calgary (November 25, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) permanently prohibited Edmonton man, Timothy Ray Carruthers, from participating in Alberta’s capital market on November 17, after he was convicted for a Ponzi scheme at the Court of Queen’s Bench of...

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,...
Utility providers warn against recent scams

Utility providers warn against recent scams

Toronto (December 7, 2020) – The busy holiday season is prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims – especially leading into weekends. In response to increased fraudulent activity across the province, Ontario’s four largest electricity...

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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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