A former Halifax property manager, Iris Procenko, has entered a plea of not-guilty in connection with 15-fraud related charges.
Procenko ran Maritime Property Management and Secure Property Management, two companies that acted as a liaison between property owners, residents and contractors for rental properties in the Halifax area
During her time managing these properties it is alleged that Procenko defrauded the various owners of the properties for $424,000. Lawyers will meet later this month to work out details of her trial before a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge alone. No date has been set.
The lawyer entered the pleas on her behalf during an appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Thursday morning. Procenko did not attend court.
She was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary inquiry in provincial court in Dartmouth earlier this year. Details of that proceeding are under a publication ban, but some of the initial charges she faced were dropped at that time.
A CBC investigation that you can find here, has revealed that Procenko has more than a dozen small claim courts against her totalling $123,000.
Read the full story over at the CBC.
This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.