The RCMP has charged a London, Ont. man after allegedly scamming Canada Post out of $200,000 over the course of three years.
The investigation began in July 2016 when Canada Post Security and Investigation Services suspected a sophisticated effort to abuse their product and services program and contacted the London Financial Crime Unit and the RCMP.
Police say the investigation uncovered a person who set up 48 separate fictitious businesses to order Canada Post products to various postal boxes. Police say the suspect would pose as an employee of the fake businesses as a part of the scheme that ran from April 2013 to August 2016.
Canada Post was defrauded at least $200,000
“The RCMP is committed to maintaining the economic integrity of Canadian Institutions and Crown Corporations,” said Insp. Joe Czenze, of the London detachment.
“This investigation highlights the losses a single people can cause and the value of strategic partnerships in detecting, investigating and disrupting cyber frauds.”
Allan Joseph Fischer, 54, has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
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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.