London financial advisor accused of $1.5M investment fraud

London (October 30, 2020) – The London police laid fraud charges against the financial advisor, Chanrith Yin, in relation to investment fraud. He is accused of bilking six of his clients out of $1.5 million during a six-year period. The police allege that he convinced...

Calgary man, wanted for multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in after returning from Czech Republic

Lethbridge (September 28, 2020) – The Calgary man, Josef Korec, who was wanted for his role in a multimillion-dollar funding scam, turned himself in to Lethbridge police on September 23 after returning from the Czech Republic. Two months ago, the Lethbridge...

Three Canadians charged with securities fraud for U.S. pump-and-dump scheme

San Diego, USA (September 25, 2020) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California laid charges against four men – three of them Canadians – over their roles in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme and a stock market manipulation ring. Ongkaruck...

Three Ottawa snow removal companies face fraud charges

Ottawa (September 21, 2020) – The Ottawa police laid fraud charges against three Ottawa snow removal companies. Investigators accused Snow Vaporizers, Faul Properties, and Altitude Snow Removal of accepting money from customers for snow removal services last winter,...

Barrie man charged with $56 million Ponzi scheme involving debit card terminals

Barrie (September 16, 2020) – The OPP charged the Barrie man, Charles Debono, with fraud, bribery, money laundering, and forgery for an alleged $56 million Ponzi scheme, which supposedly defrauded hundreds of victims over six years. The ‘landmark international fraud...

Toronto counterfeit operation dismantled

Toronto (September 3, 2020) – The Toronto police dismantled a counterfeiting operation and arrested a Toronto man during a search warrant on September 1. Onis Belleus is now facing forgery and fraud charges. He is accused of using the forged documentation to support...

ASC: Two Alberta residents engaged in Bluforest pump and dump scheme

Calgary (August 31, 2020) – The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) announced that they found that Cem (Jim) Can and Charles Michael Miller engaged in a fraudulent pump and dump scheme using the carbon-offsets marketing company Bluforest Inc. while breaching Alberta...

Former NB deputy attorney general arrested in GTA for fraud

Fredericton (August 28, 2020) – Peel police arrested disbarred lawyer and former New Brunswick deputy attorney general, Yassin Choukri, for fraud on August 26. He was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant by the Fredericton police on eight charges of fraud. Choukri is...

Appeal Court reduced Waterloo fraudster’s sentence

Toronto (August 27, 2020) – The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced the sentence of the convicted fraudster, Daniel Reeve, to ‘time served’. In 2018, the former chief of DPR Financial Inc. was convicted of fraud over $5,000 to 14 years in prison – the maximum sentence for...

Winnipeg man sentenced for immigration fraud

Winnipeg (August 24, 2020) – Winnipeg Provincial Court handed down the sentence on August 21 for Vladimir Bibilov in an immigration fraud case. The court found that the Winnipeg man acted as an unauthorized immigration consultant and fraudulently collected fees from...

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Three Canadians charged with securities fraud for U.S. pump-and-dump scheme

Three Canadians charged with securities fraud for U.S. pump-and-dump scheme

San Diego, USA (September 25, 2020) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California laid charges against four men – three of them Canadians – over their roles in an alleged pump-and-dump scheme and a stock market manipulation ring. Ongkaruck...

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Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

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