A former provincial government director and his spouse are accused of committing fraud, the Ontario Provincial Police said on Monday evening. The OPP is looking for a male suspect, a former senior bureaucrat with Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, who is facing three charges including fraud and conspiring to commit a criminal offence.
Charged with breach of trust, fraud and conspiring to commit a criminal offence
In January 2015, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint involving a former Director at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services of Ontario that involved an allegation of fraud and breach of trust. Shabbir, the 37-year old former director of also the startup LocaWoka Inc., and his spouse Rashida have been charged with breach of trust, fraud and conspiring to commit a criminal offence.
The OPP has issued warrants for the pair. Anyone who knows where they are is asked to contact police.
This article is 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.