Suspended paralegal arrested for allegedly defrauding First Nation residents

Whitby (March 2, 2020) – The Durham Regional Police arrested Pamela Milne of Whitby for allegedly defrauding First Nation residents. The paralegal whose license was suspended in 2016 was hired to file Human Rights complaints and locate missing land documents by...

Pickering man arrested for ‘Alepy’ cryptocurrency scam

Pickering (February 28, 2020) – The Durham Regional Police arrested Eric Hentschel from Pickering on February 19 in connection with the ‘Alepy’ cryptocurrency scam. Police alleged that Hentschel sold his fraudulent cryptocurrency ‘Alepy’ to investors and then...

Man accused of $60K investment fraud

Toronto (February 24, 2020) – The Toronto Police arrested Arash Mahdieh in September 2019 for an alleged investment fraud worth $60,000. The investigation is still ongoing since the police believe there may be more victims. After Mahdieh allegedly defrauded a Toronto...

CAFC’s list of top frauds in 2019

February 22, 2020 – The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) released the Financial Crime Trend Bulletin for 2019. The new data shows the top 10 most reported frauds as well as the top 10 frauds based on dollar loss in 2019. The CAFC received 46,465 fraud reports from...

More fraud charges for Niagara financier

Niagara-on-the-Lake (February 20, 2020) – The police arrested Niagara financier Peter Corbière for fraud following a report of a failed business arrangement on February 13. The former senior partner at the Business Development Bank of Canada has been charged with...

Brampton man charged for immigration fraud

Brampton (January 28, 2020) – The Peel police arrested Artem Djukic, a registered immigration consultant in Mississauga, for immigration fraud on January 22. Between November 2006 and February 2019, he allegedly agreed to process immigration services for several...

Alberta court certified class action lawsuit against Treadz Auto Group

Calgary (January 7, 2020) – The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta certified the class action lawsuit against the car consignment company Treadz Auto and its owner Sean Patrick O’Brien on December 20, 2019. The civil lawsuit alleges that O’Brien defrauded dozens of...

Local businessman is facing dozens of fraud related charges

Sudbury (November 7, 2019) – The local businessman from Sudbury, David Murray, is facing dozens of fraud related charges. After a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police arrested and charged the owner of EcoLife Home Improvements Inc. with 22 counts of fraud...

Sudbury Real Estate Board warns against rental scam connected to Prop2Go.com

Sudbury (October 29, 2019) – The Sudbury Real Estate Board issued a warning against an alleged rental scam connected to the website Prop2Go.com. The association suspects that rental listings on the website are copied from the brokerage’s real estate ‘for sale’...

Used car salesman defrauds 14 customers over two years by selling cars he never delivered

Dartmouth (October 8, 2019) – Used car salesman, Michael David Surette, duped 14 customers between 2015 and 2018 by selling cars he never delivered. The total amount the customers of the Used Car Factory 21 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were defrauded of adds up to...

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