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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 residents of the Shawanaga First Nation community in the Parry Sound area. In this context, she was charged with two counts of Fraud under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, False Pretenses Under $5000, Forgery and Utter Forged Document, on February 24.

Durham Regional Police arrested Pamela Milne of Whitby on February 24 for allegedly defrauding First Nation residents, according to a press release.

Defrauding First Nation residents

After the authorities received complaints from the Shawanaga First Nation community in the Parry Sound area, they started to investigate 48-year-old Milne. Milne was a paralegal whose license was suspended by the Law Society of Ontario since 2016.

Reportedly, residents from the Shawanaga First Nation community hired her to file Human Rights complaints and to locate missing land documents for which she obtained money. The investigation discovered that ‘she provided false information to the complainants and failed to deliver on the services for which she was retained,’ according to the police.

The initial investigative work was completed by the Anishinabek Police Service.

Suspended Paralegal accused of fraud and forgery

The Financial Crimes Unit arrested Milne on February 24. She has been charged with two counts of Fraud under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, False Pretenses Under $5000, Forgery and Utter Forged Document. Furthermore, she was released on an Undertaking.

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If anyone has new information about this investigation, they are asked to contact Det. Carriere of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5279. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.