FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION – Fraudulent misrepresentation – Specific elements – Recklessness of truth or falsity

An appeal by TD Bank from a trial decision dismissing its action against Wilde for fraudulent misrepresentation and civil conspiracy. Wilde, a chartered accountant, and a client, Deleeuw, incorporated Hi Plans which then agreed to purchase a cattle ranch from Marsh...

Richmond Hill Councillor Karen Cilevitz Guilty to Fraud Under $5,000 and Sentenced to House Arrest and Restitution

The Crown has withdrawn charges against Cilevitz’s spouse, Derek Christie. Eighteen months after Karen Cilevitz and her spouse Derek Christie made the headlines for Fraud Over $5,000 charges, the Richmond Hill councillor pleaded guilty in Court on July 11 to a lesser...

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...

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