Former CFO of Edmonton-based agri-business charged in $2.45M fraud

Feb. 28, 2019 - The former chief financial officer of an Edmonton-area agri-business group has been charged with misappropriating millions of dollars in corporate funds. Patrick Stephen Bieleny, 52, was arrested last Thursday and charged with 12 counts...

Support worker who stole from the elderly arrested again for fraud, theft: police

Feb. 37, 2019 - A Burlington personal support worker who was already facing charges for stealing from elderly, police say, has been re-arrested for fraud and theft. The woman was taken into custody on Feb. 20 and charged with fraud under $5,000, two counts of...

Dad and daughter fined $4m for stealing winning lottery ticket

Feb. 27, 2019 - Jun-Chul Chung, 68, and his daughter Kathleen Chung, 36, were sentenced to seven and four years in prison. Her brother, Kenneth Chung, who ran the convenience store in a Toronto suburb where his father worked, was given a 10-month sentence. The real...

B.C. woman with gambling habit pleads guilty to embezzling $1.2 million from Calgary employer

Feb. 26, 2019(Courtesy of CBC.ca) - When she was finally caught after stealing $1.2 million from her Calgary employer over a six-year period, Kelowna, B.C., resident Colleen Dhuga blamed a gambling addiction. Dhuga, 50, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud over...

Former manager at Colliers International’s Calgary office charged with fraud

Dec. 20, 2018 (courtesy of CTVnews.ca) - A woman is facing charges in connection to a fraud case that resulted in the embezzlement of over $700,000 from an organization that supports local charities. Police say a former operations manager at the Calgary office of...

Edmonton woman, 68, charged in relation to $1.4M payroll fraud

Nov. 14, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca)  - A 68-year-old Edmonton woman has been charged with fraud and theft in relation to a seven-year payroll fraud worth $1.4 million. The woman is thought to have falsified paycheques for more than 500 former employees of an Edmonton...

Former WestJet employee pleads guilty to defrauding airline of $138K in travel credits

Nov. 8, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) - A former WestJet employee has admitted to defrauding the company of more than $138,000 by issuing travel dollars to his friends and others who would pay him for the credits. Terance Gough pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on...

Local union sues former chairperson over fraud allegations

Sept. 11, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - A local union is suing a former employee, alleging she wrote herself cheques and forged signatures to steal more than $100,000 from the union's coffers over her time with the organization. In a statement of claim filed in the...

St. Francis Xavier University accuses ex-Coady finance director of misappropriating at least $243K

Sept. 6, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca ) - St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., is suing the former finance director of the school's Coady International Institute, accusing him of misappropriating at least $243,000. The statement of claim filed in Nova...

Ex-employees at Canadian Forces bases charged in thefts, fraud totalling $160,000

Aug. 31, 2018 ( Courtesy of CBC.ca) - Two former civilian employees at Canadian Forces bases in Alberta and Ontario are facing charges of theft and fraud following separate investigations by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service. The first investigation...

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