A Bedford, NS used-car salesman will stand trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court next fall on fraud-related charges.
Darren Hersh Blumenthal is accused of fraud over $5,000, using false pretences and theft by failure to pay.
The judge-alone trial for the 49-year-old is scheduled to begin Oct. 29, 2018.
Blumenthal is alleged to have defrauded a Beaver Bank couple who bought a vehicle from Great Buys Auto Sales in Lower Sackville in 2015 and returned it a week later. The couple, Melanie Pottie and Chris Bezanson, were left with more than $44,000 in loans even after they returned the car.
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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.