Contractor arrested for taking $64K to restore cottage, but leaving it unfinished

A cottage country contractor has been arrested and charged with fraud — again — this time for allegedly bilking the Toronto woman who originally blew the whistle on him.

Quebec homebuyers left in a lurch after developer goes bankrupt

Everything fell apart and the couple is one of more than 100 people who are looking for answers after the home-building company they trusted went bankrupt — leaving homes unfinished or not even started.

Albertans warned about asphalt paving fraud

Service Alberta’s Consumer Investigations Unit is warning Albertans about unscrupulous asphalt paving companies currently travelling throughout Alberta that commonly target residential, commercial, and farming residents in small towns and rural communities.

OPP charge cottage country contractor with defrauding more homeowners

A contractor in Ontario’s cottage country already accused of bilking cottagers through alleged renovation scams has been arrested again, provincial police say.

Construction fraudster already behind bars

Brody Racine, 40, pleaded guilty to theft over $5,000 when he appeared before Justice Kathleen Baker, who sentenced him to four months concurrent with the penitentiary sentence Racine is already serving for other crimes.

Three defendants charged in CRA bribery trial request absence from court

In November, the RCMP charged a second CRA employee with taking a bribe from Quebec construction magnate Tony Accurso. Accurso, 69, allegedly transferred money from his companies to Swiss bank accounts in an effort to hide revenue and to have then bribed the CRA auditors so he could avoid paying taxes on revenue he had generated through his companies, Simard-Beaudry Constructions and Constructions Louisbourg.

Ontario Contractor Shane Ross and Standard Building Contractors found liable of fraud

After a devastating fire that destroyed their house beyond repair in 2019, a Clarendon Station, Ont., family hired a friend to rebuild. Months later, with little work done on the property and more than $137,000 paid, they terminated their relationship with Shane Ross and filed a fraud lawsuit again him and his companies.

Francesco Pezzo, Age 48, of Bradford Held Liable for Fraud in Cottage Contractor Case

November 12, 2020 – Investigation Counsel PC, a civil fraud recovery law firm, is seeking information from the public on the financial affairs of Francesco “Frank” Pezzo, date of birth August 25, 1973, of Bradford, Ontario. On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court...

Suspects wanted in GTA roofing frauds

Toronto (April 21, 2020) – The Toronto police are looking for a group of people who are suspected to be involved in roofing frauds in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) between January and February 2020. The suspects are accused of obtaining money from GTA residents for...

City filed lawsuit alleging construction fraud on Winnipeg Police Headquarters

Winnipeg (January 8, 2020) – The City of Winnipeg filed a lawsuit against more than 30 defendants including the contracting firm Caspian Construction and Winnipeg’s former chief administrative officer Phil Sheegl in connection to construction fraud regarding the new...

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