The victims of an alleged fraud by a Kindersley, Sask. travel agent say they’re disappointed with the charges laid against the accused.
The owner of T & T Travel, Leslie Glauser, is charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 after a 16-month RCMP investigation and more than 250 complaints. According to the RCMP, all of the claims are incorporated into one all-encompassing charge.
People claim they paid for flights and hotels with the travel agency that were never booked. Many of those who paid by credit card have been able to have their payments reversed, but those who paid by cheque, like Terra Rader, have no way to retrieve their money.
Rader paid the full amount for her vacation by cheque several months before her anticipated departure date. When she heard that the agency had closed, she tried contacting Glauser but she never heard back, and was never reimbursed.
“I would never pay for the entire trip again…and I would use a credit card,” Rader said.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.