Calgary woman arrested for alleged elder financial abuse

Thunder Bay (June 16, 2020) – The Thunder Bay police arrested and charged a 56-year-old Calgary woman as a result of an investigation into a suspected elder financial abuse. The accused is a family member of the 82-year-old victim and allegedly stole about $100,000...

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

Suspended paralegal arrested for allegedly defrauding First Nation residents

Whitby (March 2, 2020) – The Durham Regional Police arrested Pamela Milne of Whitby for allegedly defrauding First Nation residents. The paralegal whose license was suspended in 2016 was hired to file Human Rights complaints and locate missing land documents by...

Brampton family lawyer arrested for allegedly defrauding clients

Brampton (January 15, 2020) – Peel police arrested Brampton lawyer, Shawn Kelly Campbell, on January 11, for allegedly defrauding clients. Campbell, who operated a law office specializing in family law, was reported by multiple clients to the Law Society of Ontario....

Former highly regarded tax lawyer arrested for fraud by OPP

Orillia (October 10, 2019) – Former highly regarded tax lawyer, Etienne Gadbois, was arrested and charged with fraud and obstruction of justice by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The OPP had been investigating against Gadbois and his company ‘Gadbois Commodity...

Once successful lawyer sentenced to six-months due to bigamy and fraud

Hamilton (September 13, 2019) – James Morton, a once successful lawyer received a six-month conditional sentence and was ordered to perform community service due to being convicted of bigamy and fraud, in the Newmarket Ontario Court of Justice, on September 11. Judge...

High-profile Hamilton lawyer sentenced to 2.5 years in prison

Hamilton (August 27, 2019) – John Wallace Findlay was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution in John Sopinka Courthouse on Monday afternoon. The high-profile Hamilton lawyer had been charged with breach of trust and fraud in...

Female personal support worker in Sudbury charged with 23 fraud offences

Greater Sudbury Police have charged a female personal support worker with 23 fraud-related offences following a complaint from a senior citizen in the city. In a written release Wednesday, police explained that in August and September of 2016, they received two...

What is power of attorney fraud? Scheme explained in a short animation

Investigation Counsel PC handles numerous power of attorney fraud claims. But what does it actually mean? This animation explains the scheme and what victims should know. A collaboration between Canadian Fraud News Inc. and Investigation Counsel PC:...

Nurse placed under house arrest for stealing from mentally ill brother

An Edmonton nurse was placed under house arrest Tuesday after admitting in court to stealing $43,000 from her mentally ill brother’s bank accounts. Lorelle Gilbert, 64, was handed a 12-month conditional sentence to be served in the community after pleading guilty in...

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Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Casting a light on elder financial abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2020 – Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. June 15 is the ‘World Elder Abuse Awareness Day’, which provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of the abuse and threats that older persons are facing by raising awareness...

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