The executive director of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has issued a notice of hearing alleging that three B.C. men and three companies have committed fraud against two investors.
It’s alleged that $450,000 was taken from two investors in which the investors were told their funds would be used to purchase properties in Edmonton to generate returns. Both investors were told they would receive a 50 per cent return on investment within 60 days.
Instead of using the funds to purchase Edmonton properties, the executive director of the BCSC alleges that Alan Braun and Jerry Braun of Surrey, B.C., and Steven Maxwell, spent the investors’ funds on things like personal mortgages and credit card payments, and cash withdrawals.
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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.