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Surrey Mountie charged with breach of trust and fraud over using position to meet women, says force

The B.C. Prosecution Service says a Mountie in Surrey is facing multiple charges related to allegations of misconduct over a period of nearly seven years, which the force said involved the officer using his position to hook up with women. On Wednesday the service...

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...

Local priest charged with multiple fraud, theft offences by Killaloe OPP

Following a statement on June 23 from Bishop Guy Desrochers of the Diocese of Pembroke (reproduced below) regarding Father Chris Shalla, Killaloe OPP have today confirmed criminal charges against the priest as described in the OPP media release below. Most recently...

Toronto police bust brazen moving scam, recover property belonging to 22 families

The Toronto Police Service has announced three suspects are facing several charges in connection with an alleged moving scam that saw items belonging to 22 families being recovered in an east-end warehouse. Const. Chris Long, an officer at 41 Division who has been...

London man guilty of defrauding Canada Post more than $200K

A London, Ont. courtroom heard how a 59-year-old man planned and schemed to defraud Canada Post over a three year period. Allan Joseph Fischer, 59, was found guilty of two fraud-related charges in connection with the Crown Corporation. Justice Spenser Nicholson told...

Cape Breton women behind massive tax fraud handed prison term

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

Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged two men with fraud in connection with a syndicated mortgages scheme involving Fortress Real Developments, following a years-long investigation. Jawad Rathore of Markham, Ont., and Vince Petrozza of Richmond Hill, Ont.,...

Planes soar over LA area to raise awareness to problem of elder abuse

The engines of the three North American Aviation AT-6 Texan airplanes roared as they taxied down the runway at Van Nuys Airport on Tuesday. These Condor Squadron WWII-era planes have flown over Southern California many times, honoring veterans and participating in the...

Montreal police warn of phone scam targeting seniors

Montreal police (SPVM) are warning against a fraud scheme targeting seniors following the arrest of eight individuals between the ages of 19 and 21 on June 16. In a press release the SPVM says the arrests were made following a weeks-long investigation. Searches were...

Peel Police charge 18-year officer with fraud

A long-time Peel police officer has been charged with benefits fraud. Investigators from the Police Professional Standards Bureau laid the charges. Const. Scott Hutchings, an 18-year-employee, has been charged with one count of fraud under $5,000, police said....

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Canadian Anti Fraud Raising Awareness Of Extortion Scams

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...

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

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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Crypto Currency Fraud

Canadian Anti Fraud Raising Awareness Of Extortion Scams

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...

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

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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Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers stole $150M or more From Crypto Exchange

Hackers tampered with a cryptocurrency exchange, stealing between $150 million and $200 million in cryptocurrency.  BitMart, which markets the company as “the most trusted crypto trading platform,” announced on Monday that it had suffered a “large-scale” security...

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Canadian Anti Fraud Raising Awareness Of Extortion Scams

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...

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

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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Investment Fraud

LSO tribunal considers Indigenous background in sentencing lawyer for misappropriation of funds

First misappropriation case where unique circumstances led to lesser penalty than license revocation. The Law Society of Ontario has obtained an eight-month suspension order against an Indigenous lawyer who admitted to misappropriating over $100,000 from her firm’s...

Woman who posed as inspector to steal from Toronto long-term care home arrested: police

Police have confirmed the arrest of a 39-year-old woman alleged to have fraudulently entered a Toronto long-term care home to steal debit and credit cards.

Toronto businessman accused of $12M pandemic Ponzi scheme found and charged with fraud

A Toronto businessman accused of orchestrating a $12-million pandemic-related Ponzi scheme was arrested and charged with fraud by Toronto police on Monday, just hours after investigators discovered his location, CBC News has learned.  Mark E. Cohen's whereabouts...

MoneySmart Manitoba releases real fraud calls to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud

MoneySmart Manitoba has launched a campaign called "Time to Call Out Fraud" to raise awareness about the prevalence of investment fraud and explain why people don't speak up about the occurrence. The initiative coincides with Financial Literacy Month which takes place...

Canadian racing driver and influencer accused of ‘massive fraudulent’ scheme

Canadian race car driver Josh Cartu strikes a glamorous life style on social media: surrounded by expensive sports cars, hobnobbing with movie stars and fashion models, and travelling on his private jet to European party hotspots such as Ibiza and Cannes. Cartu grew...
Man Defrauded Five People in Loan Scheme in Nova Scotia.

Man Defrauded Five People in Loan Scheme in Nova Scotia.

A man named Wesley William Robinson and his Halifax-based company defrauded five people fraud ranging from $25,000 up to $550,000 in a fake loan scheme. Robinson obtained cash from the complainants, who thought their money was going to be used to secure large loans....

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The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

The latest cons in the cryptocurrency world

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Scam The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said that US $2 million was stolen from cryptocurrency investors by fraudsters impersonating Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a proponent of currencies like bitcoin and dogecoin. A giveaway scam contacted...

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Mortgage Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Founders of mortgage investment firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. charged with fraud

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged two men with fraud in connection with a syndicated mortgages scheme involving Fortress Real Developments, following a years-long investigation. Jawad Rathore of Markham, Ont., and Vince Petrozza of Richmond Hill, Ont.,...

Canada-wide warrant for Toronto man in a $10M mortgage fraud investigation

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a man wanted in an investigation into alleged mortgage frauds valued at more than $10 million, Toronto police say. Multiple mortgage frauds have been reported to police. Investigators said they believe a...

Private Mortgage Broker “Lucas” wanted by Toronto Police for Fraud

On December 23, 2021, the Toronto Police issued a press release seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man posing as a private mortgage broker: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/51793?s=09 If you have any information on this person, and you wish to...

Scammers used fake documents and real homes to scam renters

'There was no fanfare, no huge red flags,' says Ryan Planche of Barrie, Ont. Individuals trying to rent a place in Hay River, N.W.T., say they're being targeted by scammers using fake documents and real house listings to convince them to e-transfer hundreds of dollars...

Fraud charges laid over a year ago against Sarnia police officer has been cleared

Criminal charges laid over a year ago against a veteran Sarnia police officer have been dismissed. Jason Priddle, a 42-year-old first-class constable, was arrested and charged in late August 2020 with: uttering a forged document, forgery attempted fraud...

Consumer Fraud

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Two men arrested in unconnected mortgage fraud cases

Guelph (July 24, 2020) – The police arrested two men in two unconnected mortgage fraud cases. On July 20, Guelph police laid 31 charges against the former mortgage broker, Charn Ghuman, following an eight-years fraud investigation. The Guelph man allegedly collected...

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Toronto police bust brazen moving scam, recover property belonging to 22 families

The Toronto Police Service has announced three suspects are facing several charges in connection with an alleged moving scam that saw items belonging to 22 families being recovered in an east-end warehouse. Const. Chris Long, an officer at 41 Division who has been...

Hamilton man says scammer used his home to promote ad for fake rental unit

In the middle of winter last year, Gary Brown said he and his family encountered a teary-eyed woman at the front door of their Hamilton Mountain home. The woman told Brown she had responded to an online ad that said his basement was available to...

Seniors in N.S., across Canada, targeted in growing number of ‘devastating’ scams

“It’s been devastating for a lot of people,” said Bill VanGorder with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). Since the start of the pandemic, VanGorder said scams that occur online or over the phone, are more common than ever. “It’s almost as if the...

Lottery scam costs elderly Nanaimo couple nearly $400,000: RCMP

An elderly Nanaimo couple lost nearly $400,000 after falling victim to a phony lottery scam. According to the Nanaimo RCMP, the scam started in early 2021 when the couple, both in their late ’80s, answered a phone call from someone claiming to be from Reader’s Digest...

Woman jailed for using multiple identities to defraud Caesars Windsor

A Toronto area woman who racked up bills totalling almost $4,500 during a visit to Caesars Windsor while armed with bank cards and identification stolen from multiple people was sentenced Monday to eight months in jail. Kelly McCarthy, 33, was originally charged with...
Lottery scam costs elderly Nanaimo couple nearly $400,000: RCMP

Lottery scam costs elderly Nanaimo couple nearly $400,000: RCMP

An elderly Nanaimo couple lost nearly $400,000 after falling victim to a phony lottery scam. According to the Nanaimo RCMP, the scam started in early 2021 when the couple, both in their late ’80s, answered a phone call from someone claiming to be from Reader’s Digest...

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Romance & Relationship Fraud

Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam!

Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam!

When a handsome stranger started chatting with Cindy Browne on TikTok, she was intrigued.  They quickly started talking on WhatsApp and bonded over their shared difficulty in love: He told her his wife had died of cancer. She told him her first husband had...

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Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

Senior is lost $106,000 from CryptoRom scam

An Ontario man is scammed out $106,000 of his retirement money. The victim said he will likely have to sell his home as a result. Sylvester, from Oshawa, who did not want to provide his surname, said he is devastated and left completely lost after realizing he had...

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