IIROC fined and suspended investment advisor for taking advantage of an elderly client

Calgary (April 9, 2020) – A hearing panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) fined and suspended Calgary investment advisor Michael Francis O’Brien on March 11. He engaged in personal financial dealings with an 81-year-old widowed...

Two men ordered two-year conditional sentences for defrauding the DND

Halifax (February 27, 2020) – Two Nova Scotia men, Bry’n Ross (65) and Harold Dawson (60), each received a two-year conditional sentence on February 25 by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Justice James Chipman. The sentence followed their conviction for defrauding the...

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...

RNC charges former treasurer in Minor Hockey investigation

Corner Brook (January 23, 2020) – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) charged a woman in the wake of the Corner Brook Minor Hockey investigation. According to the local press, the accused woman is Melissa Williams, the former treasurer of the association. In...

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...

Sudbury pharmacy employee charged for allegedly forging fentanyl prescriptions

Sudbury (December 12, 2019) – Sudbury police charged local pharmacy employee, Lise Blanchette for allegedly forging fentanyl prescriptions. The investigation of the Financial Crimes Unit discovered that the street value of Fentanyl patches, Blanchette fraudulently...

Employee of Morden business charged for gift card fraud

Morden (December 9, 2019) – Morden police arrested a 19-year-old employee of a local business who allegedly had been stealing gift cards from the company and fraudulently adding credit to the cards over several months. The police investigation started on October 18...

Former employee of local Dryden community organizations charged with fraud

Dryden (November 21, 2019) – Police arrested and charged former employee of local community organizations, Peggy Ledoux, with fraud and falsification of documents on November 6. She is accused of stealing approximately more than $30,000 in total from the Dryden...

Former executive director of Hamilton Sikh society under investigation for fraud and forgery

Hamilton (November 18, 2019) – Hamilton Police are investigating the former executive director of the Sikh Society of Hamilton-Wentworth, Jatinder Labana, for fraud and forgery. The investigation started in August 2019 following complaints about financial...

60-day jail sentence for fraud and forgery by former executive director of Elizabeth Fry Society

Dartmouth (November 5, 2019) – The former executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, Tammy Gloade, received a 60-day jail sentence for fraud and forgery from Dartmouth provincial court. She defrauded the charity, she was working for, out...

Employee Fraud

Former employee defrauds County of Lethbridge of $49,000

Former employee defrauds County of Lethbridge of $49,000

Lethbridge (August 14, 2019) – Brandi Leanne Doucette allegedly defrauded the County of Lethbridge of $49,000 between 2016 and 2019, according to the Lethbridge Police. The 40-year-old has been charged for theft and fraud. Doucette was employed by the municipality at...

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Local union sues former chairperson over fraud allegations

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...

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