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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UPAC arrests Frank Zampino for fraud

UPAC arrests Frank Zampino for fraud

UPAC is accusing Frank Zampino and seven other men of defrauding the city of Montreal by rigging multiple city contracts between 2001 and 2009. The province’s anti-corruption unit arrested Zampino, Bernard Trepanier, Normand Brousseau, Robert Marcil, Dany Moreau, Kazimierz Olechnowicz, and Yves Theberge early Tuesday morning. Police are still searching for Bernard Poulin, a construction company executive. All eight men will be charged with fraud, conspiracy and corruption. Zampino, Trepanier and Marcil will also be charged…

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Police arrest duo in alleged East York roofing fraud

Police arrest duo in alleged East York roofing fraud

Toronto police have arrested a man and woman allegedly involved in an East York roofing fraud scam. Police were looking into several cases of homeowners being defrauded by two people posing as roofers. Since March, five separate cases have been reported. On Monday, police arrested 41-year-old Kevin Sampson and 35-year-old Aimee Jayne-Ann Cipolla. The duo faces a total of 26 charges, including fraud, theft, harassment, and failing to comply with probation. The investigation is ongoing…

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Toronto police searching for suspected roofing fraudsters

Toronto police searching for suspected roofing fraudsters

Toronto police say they’re looking into several cases of homeowners being defrauded by individuals posing as roofing experts. Since March, five cases of the alleged fraud have been reported to police. In two cases, police say the suspects knocked on the doors of homeowners and told them their roof needed repairs. They then took payment in advance, but in the end never actually fixed anything. Police say two other homeowners refused to pay the suspects…

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Burns Lake RCMP Warn of Possible Paving Scam

Burns Lake RCMP Warn of Possible Paving Scam

Burns Lake, BC residents are being warned of a possible scam that has cost local residents and businesses thousands of dollars. The RCMP say they’ve received reports of a fraudulent company, offering to pave driveways and parking lots. They say the customers are required to pay up front, and are then left with an unfinished project in which some prep work has taken place but no actual paving was done. Police are advising residents to…

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Rajeev Sawhney arrested in ongoing fraud investigation

Rajeev Sawhney arrested in ongoing fraud investigation

Toronto police allege that between 2013 and 2016 Rajeev Sawhney presented himself as an experienced home builder who was able to demolish houses and build new homes. The 41-year-old convinced a number of people to purchase homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on the promise of demolishing the existing houses and splitting the profits from the sales of the new houses he would build. Prior to the project start date, Sawhney demanded that the investors…

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Niagara Falls woman defrauded by Facebook friend

Niagara Falls woman defrauded by Facebook friend

A Niagara Falls, Ont. woman has been defrauded $4,000 by a Facebook friend after he offered to do a kitchen renovation but then failed to follow through. Roberto Venditti pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of fraud under $5,000. Venditti contacted the victim via Facebook when she asked her friends on the social media site to recommend someone to renovate her kitchen. Venditti took the woman to a cabinet shop in Niagara Falls where she…

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