Mother and daughter arrested in connection with Lester-B.-Pearson School Board fraud

Montréal (November 23, 2020) – Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) charged two former employees of the Lester-B.-Pearson School Board, Caroline and Christina Mastantuono, with fraud, forgery, and breach of trust. The alleged scheme took place between 2014 and 2016 at...

Former Toronto executive charged for bribing a foreign public official

Ottawa (November 17, 2020) – The RCMP laid charges against former IMEX Systems Inc. executive, Damodar Arapakota, for bribing a public official from Botswana. The Mounties started their investigation dubbed ‘Project Alkaloid’ after IMEX self-reported allegations of...

Former New Brunswick school principal pleaded guilty to fraud charges

Dalhousie (October 16, 2020) – The former New Brunswick school principal, Chantal Berthelotte, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Francophone Northeast School District in Campbellton Provincial Court on October 5. She is accused of embezzling over $5,000 while she was...

Former DND employee sentenced for role in large-scale fraud on the government

Halifax (October 3, 2020) – The Halifax provincial court handed down the sentence for a third person, Wayne Langille, involved in a large-scale fraud against the Department of National Defence (DND). Two Nova Scotia men have already been sentenced on February 25 of...

Brampton man arrested in taxi debit card fraud investigation

Toronto (August 10, 2020) – The Toronto police arrested Harjoban Nahal, a taxi-driver from Brampton, as the result of a five-year taxi debit card fraud investigation. The police accused Nahal of switching his costumers’ debit cards after they paid the taxi fare and...

Lanark County man facing 57 charges in used vehicle sales fraud

Ottawa (August 5, 2020) – Lanark County OPP laid 57 fraud related charges against the former business manager and used car salesman, David Lamothe. Four years ago, the police received multiple complaints against a used car store close to Ottawa related to alleged used...

Health-care aide arrested in case of financial elder abuse

Edmonton (July 28, 2020) – Edmonton police laid charges against the health-care aide, Sofia Sharin Hafiz, in connection with two cases of alleged elder abuse. The Edmonton woman is accused of defrauding two seniors out of $560,000 in total. The 75-year-old man and the...

Former 407 ETR employee charged for 2018 internal data theft

Woodbridge (July 28, 2020) – The York Regional Police arrested a former 407 ETR employee, Varun (Bobby) Saini, on July 23 for internal data theft that allegedly occurred in 2018. He is accused of unlawfully obtaining the personal information of 60,000 407 ETR...

Former band manager allegedly defrauded Clearwater River Dene Nation out of $1M

La Loche (July 23, 2020) – RCMP laid charges against former band manager, Jonny Cheecham, for allegedly defrauding the Clearwater River Dene Nation (CRDN) out of $1 million. Following a six-year investigation, the RCMP accused him of taking several fraudulent actions...

Police officer arrested for allegedly submitting fraudulent will worth $800K

Toronto (July 14, 2020) – The Toronto police arrested one of their members, Constable Robert Konashewych, and a client representative with the Office of Public Guardian and Trustee, Adellene Karla Balgobin, on July 9 as a result of a fraud investigation. The police...

Employee Fraud

Health-care aide arrested in case of financial elder abuse

Health-care aide arrested in case of financial elder abuse

Edmonton (July 28, 2020) – Edmonton police laid charges against the health-care aide, Sofia Sharin Hafiz, in connection with two cases of alleged elder abuse. The Edmonton woman is accused of defrauding two seniors out of $560,000 in total. The 75-year-old man and the...

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Former youth center coordinator charged with fraud

Former youth center coordinator charged with fraud

Baie Verte (January 31, 2020) – The Baie Verte RCMP charged the former youth center coordinator Amy Ivany following an investigation in financial irregularities of the Advocate Youth Services cooperative (AYSC). The authorities accused Ivany of stealing $90,000 in...

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RNC charges former treasurer in Minor Hockey investigation

RNC charges former treasurer in Minor Hockey investigation

Update (August 21, 2020): The former treasurer of the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Association will find out in two months if she’ll stand trial on theft and fraud charges. A preliminary inquiry into the case was set for October 22 and 23. Corner Brook (January 23, 2020)...

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Vale Canada sues six men for fraud in $1M civil lawsuit

Vale Canada sues six men for fraud in $1M civil lawsuit

Sudbury (December 17, 2019) – The mining company Vale Canada Limited has filed a civil lawsuit against six men, including three former employees, for fraud, according to a CBC report. Lee MacIsaac, a former superintendent at Clarabelle Mill, maintenance supervisor...

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