Barrie, Ont., man sentenced for masterminding landmark Ponzi scheme

The mastermind of an elaborate Ponzi scheme that cheated hundreds of people of tens of millions of dollars was sentenced Tuesday in a Barrie, Ont., courtroom to seven years in jail. Charles Debono has been behind bars since his arrest in 2020 for his role in one of...

Cape Breton women behind massive tax fraud handed prison term

4 women and 10 companies under their control claimed $56 million in sales

Former B.C. Legislature clerk found guilty of breach of trust, fraud

Craig James originally faced five charges related to misspending at the provincial legislature. A B.C. Supreme Court judge found the man described as the former "chief executive officer" of B.C.'s legislature guilty of breach of trust and fraud on Thursday in...

Luanne Taillefer Fraud Conviction Upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal

On March 19, 2021, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in response to the appeal of Luanne Taillefer. On June 13, 2019, Justice John R. McCarthy of the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario convicted Ms. Taillefer of Fraud Over $5,000. Sentencing was...

Ottawa man’s mysterious tax bill may shine light on ‘synthetic identity fraud’

Enrique Rosado faces income tax bill for employment he says he didn't have. An Ottawa man who filed his taxes early has discovered more than one nasty surprise. Not only does Enrique Rosado owe much more than he thought, his bill shows the 65-year-old has...

Canada aware of scams tied to Ukraine. Here’s what to watch out for

As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, aid organizations and individuals have mobilized and solicited donations to help Ukrainians. However, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) says it is aware of multiple social media and email fundraiser scams falsely...

Canadian Anti Fraud Raising Awareness Of Extortion Scams

The OPP Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB) and Serious Fraud Office Ontario (SFO), in concert with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) have provided another awareness newsletter in this annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign. This campaign is held every March to...

Toronto student loses $2,000 due to cheque overpayment scam

It’s a financial fraud that has been around for years, but thieves are once again using the cheque overpayment scam to try and separate you from your money. “I lost $2,000 and I am on a tight budget, so I want the bank to recognize that I have been scammed,” said...

Court extends order to freeze up to $20M in crypto, cash donations to ‘Freedom Convoy’

Injunction issued by Ontario Superior Court judge now runs until at least March 9 An Ontario Superior Court judge has extended a rare injunction that has frozen millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies and other financial donations to the so-called Freedom Convoy. The...

Maureen Ann Thiel, 49 years old, of Alberta, Sentenced to 4 Year Jail for Fraud on Her Employer.

December 2021 – Canadian Fraud News Inc. This press release is sponsored by Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers. On November 5, 2021, Justice Achtymichuk of the Provincial Court in Vegreville, Alberta, sentenced Maureen Ann Thiel to four years of...

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