Peter Kroone of Oshawa Found Liable for Construction Fraud

Peter Kroone of Oshawa Found Liable for Construction Fraud

TFC Contracting / The Cement Finisher May 3, 2018 –   At Canadian Fraud News, we report on decisions issued by Canadian Courts related to fraud, that are not reported in the main stream media, and that contain legal issues the Canadian public and fraud recovery experts should be aware of. The following is one such story. On April 13, 2018, the Ontario Court of Justice released its decision about frauds committed by cement contractor Peter…

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Contractor fraud investigations double in Alberta since 2015

Contractor fraud investigations double in Alberta since 2015

March 22, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) – Randy Kwong thought he had done everything right when he hired a contractor to install a metal railing on his deck last summer. Kwong and his wife called references, met the contractor and got an estimate before signing the contract for work totalling $2,000. “He was young and I thought I’d give him a try,” Kwong said. “I get a lot of work done on Kijiji. I didn’t expect to run into this…

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Opponent of Aecon takeover has conviction for perjury, fraud

Opponent of Aecon takeover has conviction for perjury, fraud

A man purporting to be a major construction executive, who has been lobbying in Ottawa against the $1.5-billion sale of Canadian infrastructure firm Aecon Group Inc. to a Chinese state-owned enterprise, has convictions for fraud and perjury and is facing new charges of fraud. Michael Wilfred Beattie, who says he is an independently wealthy owner of a construction company with 145 employees, had been shepherded to meetings with federal politicians, regulators, and media by a…

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Thunder Bay, Ont. police charge local man for fraud after 11 complaints

Thunder Bay, Ont. police charge local man for fraud after 11 complaints

Police in Thunder Bay, Ont are asking the public to be careful and take caution when dealing with private businesses and individuals after they have arrested a Lakehead resident with a number of fraud-related charges. Officials released a written statement saying that the Thunder Bay Police Service Economic Crime Unit have completed investigating 11 complaints they’ve received since 2016 from various people who hired a handyman and prepaid for home repairs and items that were never delivered. Police…

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Former Liberal fundraiser calling key Charbonneau witness in fraud trial

Former Liberal fundraiser calling key Charbonneau witness in fraud trial

Lino Zambito, the star witness at Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission into construction corruption, to testify at the trial of former Quebec Liberal politicians. Lawyer Oliver Desjardins, representing Marc-Yvan Côté — a former health minister and fundraiser for the federal and Quebec Liberal parties — is calling Zambito because he has alleged a former prosecutor was involved in leaking information about Côté to the media. Desjardins said Zambito — who sent former Liberal deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau…

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Windsor police are warning residents of rampant rental scams, having received a number of complaints recently

Windsor police are warning residents of rampant rental scams, having received a number of complaints recently

Windsor Police are once again sending out a reminder about the scheme commonly known as the “rental scam”. Police say that they have recently received a number of complaints, indicating that the scam is again active in our community. In some cases the victims forwarded funds to the offender. In a scam of this nature, the offender advertises a property for rent, usually over the internet. Sometimes the offender will respond over the internet to…

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Hamilton contractor pleads guilty to 14 counts of fraud, given five years to pay back victims per Judge’s ruling

Hamilton contractor pleads guilty to 14 counts of fraud, given five years to pay back victims per Judge’s ruling

Some of Richard A. Wilson’s unhappy customers have been waiting as long as 10 years to get their money back for work that he didn’t do. Their wait isn’t entirely over, but as of Friday they’re now in a position to get some of it back. The 59-year-old marine contractor was ordered in Kingston’s Superior Court to pay $120,000 restitution to 13 individuals and one business, Vaughn Building Supplies of Wolfe Island. He was also…

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Halton police charge Oakville kitchen designer with 12 counts of fraud

Halton police charge Oakville kitchen designer with 12 counts of fraud

Police say an Oakville, Ont., man is facing multiple charges in an alleged kitchen renovation fraud. Halton regional police say the 42-year-old man was charged with 12 counts of fraud over $5,000 following an investigation spanning several months. It’s alleged the man is the principal behind Oakville Kitchen Designers, a renovation business. It is alleged that in 2016 and 2017 he was contracted by 11 clients for kitchen renovations and significant deposits were collected from…

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Mississauga contractor sentenced to a year in prison for stealing customer identity

Mississauga contractor sentenced to a year in prison for stealing customer identity

A contractor based out of Mississauga, has been sentenced to more than year in prison after stealing a customer’s identity and going on a spending spree at various Peterborough stores. Michael Cambell, 47  was given his sentence of more than a year in prison on Wednesday in Kingston. He was found guilty of stealing a Kingston woman’s identity to grab up more than $40,000 in merchandise last summer in just four days. Campbell, pleaded not…

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Oakville handyman charged with 23 counts of fraud stemming from door-to-door scams

Oakville handyman charged with 23 counts of fraud stemming from door-to-door scams

An Oakville handyman has been charged with 23 counts of fraud stemming from scams he perpetrated on Burlington and Oakville residents. Officers allege that Elwood Bowler, 54, initially offered services to repair eaves troughs, cut down trees and other home maintenance, but never started the work he’d been paid to do and he never registered a business or acquired insurance. After initial charges were laid against Bowler, investigators reached out to Burlington residents who believe…

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