Bowmanville man alleged of bankruptcy fraud

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Durham (September 11, 2019) – Gene Vihodsef from Bowmanville allegedly committed fraud related to his personal and corporate bankruptcies in 2015. The Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit of the RCMP and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy investigated and charged him with criminal offenses, according to a press release of the Mounties.

Gene Vihodsef filed for corporate and personal bankruptcies in 2015. An investigation by the Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit of the RCMP and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy revealed that the 54-year-old allegedly committed offenses in the process such as defrauding creditors.

The Bowmanville resident is facing charges including three counts of Transfering Property with Intent to Defraud Creditors, one count of Uttering a Forged Document, and one count of Obtaining Credit by False Pretence. He has been scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on September 11.

According to the RCMP, the Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit has charged 63 individuals with over 188 offenses under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and 173 offenses under the Criminal Code encompassing liabilities of approximately $120 million since January 2014.

Members of the public who have any information related to bankruptcy fraud schemes are urged to contact either the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy at 1-877-376-9902 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.