Alberta pharmacists facing fraud trial plead guilty to taking $300,000 worth in secret commissions

Alberta pharmacists facing fraud trial plead guilty to taking $300,000 worth in secret commissions

Under Co-op policy, incentives are the property of the store, but between 2010 and 2015, the two pharmacists accepted gift cards and paid travel without telling their employer April 25, 2018 (Courtesy of nationalpost.com) –  Two pharmacists in southern Alberta have pleaded guilty to taking secret commissions valued at more than $300,000. Evan King and Kathryn Kaiser were each given an 18-month conditional sentence when they appeared in provincial court in Medicine Hat on Monday. The…

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Richard Glen Allison Issued Jail Time for Fraud on Company

Richard Glen Allison Issued Jail Time for Fraud on Company

Why Sales Agent Due Diligence is Necessary April 19, 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 March 29, 2018, the Ontario Provincial Court of Justice released its decision in the fraud that Richard Glen…

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Former commander of Canadian Forces cyber operations centre in Ottawa charged with fraud

Former commander of Canadian Forces cyber operations centre in Ottawa charged with fraud

The former commanding officer of a Canadian Forces cyber operations centre in Ottawa has been charged with fraud and other related offences. April 13, 2018 (Courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen) –  Lt.-Col. Brian Mosher was charged Thursday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service said. The charges relate to the alleged unauthorized use of a federal government credit card that was to be used for travel purposes. Unauthorized transactions of approximately $24,000 were made using the…

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Former bookkeeper at Surrey garden supply company charged in $200K fraud

Former bookkeeper at Surrey garden supply company charged in $200K fraud

Emily Joanne Montgomery, 64, worked for Green Planet Wholesale and Pacific Northwest Garden Supply March 26, 2018 (courtesy of CBC.ca) –  The former bookkeeper of a large garden supply company in Surrey has been charged with fraud and theft for allegedly siphoning off more than $200,000 of the business’s money. Surrey RCMP have not named the suspect in order to protect the company’s identity, but court documents show that Emily Joanne Montgomery is charged with fraud…

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Manager in Sudbury benefits fraud case ordered to pay $20M to former employer

Manager in Sudbury benefits fraud case ordered to pay $20M to former employer

March 23, 2018 (Courtesy of  Benefits Canada) – A former Atlas Copco Canada Inc. manager sentenced to jail time for his part in a benefits kickback scheme now faces a $20-million bill from his former employer after the multinational industrial giant won a civil judgment against him. Dirk Plate, a one-time manager of Atlas Copco’s construction and mining division at its Canadian base in Sudbury, Ont., received a five-year jail sentence in late 2016 after his conviction for…

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Ontario woman allegedly funnels over $600,000 from her employer to charities

Ontario woman allegedly funnels over $600,000 from her employer to charities

March 14, 2018 (Courtesy of The Canadian Press) –  A 52-year-old Ontario woman is facing fraud charges after allegedly funneling over $600,000 of her employer’s money into bank accounts for charities of which she was a board member. Kingston police say the woman was working as comptroller for a local business while also serving on the board of two charities in Maxville, Ont., a small community north of Cornwall. Investigators allege both charities incurred large…

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Doug Ford worried about possible voter fraud in PC leadership

Doug Ford worried about possible voter fraud in PC leadership

Doug Ford is raising concerns about possible voter fraud in the coming PC leadership vote. Ford’s campaign is asking organizers to remove from the eligible voting list anyone whose PC Party membership was purchased with a pre-paid credit card. “As the voting process has continued to unfold, we have grown increasingly concerned with the validity of a number of the currently registered members,” lawyer Steven Thiele wrote on behalf of the campaign to PC party…

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Thunder Bay man is be to be sentenced in June for fraud charges

Thunder Bay man is be to be sentenced in June for fraud charges

A Thunder Bay man with a history of fraud convictions will be sentenced in June for one set of charges. A sentencing hearing has been set for June 8 for Richard William Nestor Belbas, who pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in Oct. 2016. In a Thunder Bay Courtroom on Monday, attorney Chris Watkins, who is representing Belbas, told the court he is still waiting for medical reports from a doctor treating Belbas and requested at…

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‘Quarterback’ of bogus Canadian passport scheme sent to prison after guilty plea

‘Quarterback’ of bogus Canadian passport scheme sent to prison after guilty plea

A man is heading to a federal penitentiary after admitting his role in a “sophisticated” fraudulent passport scheme, allegedly involving a former federal Citizenship and Immigration employee. Moshe Gur, 57, was set to go on trial this month but instead pleaded guilty late last year to being a party to a breach of trust, and three other fraud-related charges. His alleged accomplice, Aline Zeitoune, worked at a Toronto passport office processing applications. Zeitoune has pleaded…

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TTC officers convicted in ticket scam sentenced to jail time

TTC officers convicted in ticket scam sentenced to jail time

After a five-year legal saga, three former TTC officers have been sentenced to jail time for writing fake tickets to homeless people as part of a scheme to skip out on work. At a College Park courtroom on Wednesday morning, Justice S. Ford Clements sentenced Michael Schmidt to 90 days in jail, plus a nine-month conditional sentence of house arrest. Schmidt’s co-accused Tony Catic and Jan Posthumus received sentences of 45 days in jail plus…

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