P.E.I minister to stand trial in Ontario on fraud and theft-related charges

P.E.I minister to stand trial in Ontario on fraud and theft-related charges

P.E.I. Presbyterian minister Harold Alan Stewart has been committed to stand trial in Ontario on 11 theft and fraud-related charges. The charges against Stewart, 69, include fraud over $5,000, uttering forged documents, theft of power of attorney, and unauthorized use of a credit card. Stewart was first charged in April 2016 and additional charges were laid in June 2016. At the time, he was a Presbyterian minister with the Kensington-New London pastoral church on P.E.I….

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Stirling man who pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 won’t face sentencing until May, 2018.

Stirling man who pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000 won’t face sentencing until May, 2018.

A Stirling man who pleaded guilty last month to defrauding a Lethbridge company of more than half a million dollars won’t be sentenced until nearly halfway into the new year.During a brief hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, an agent for the accused’s lawyer said a date for Stephen James Evanson’s sentencing hearing had been scheduled for May 22, 2018. Evanson pleaded guilty Nov. 26 to a single count of fraud over $5,000 for claiming…

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A St. Albert man will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to 28 counts of fraud, including an apartment rental scam

A St. Albert man will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to 28 counts of fraud, including an apartment rental scam

A St. Albert man will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to 28 counts of fraud, including an apartment rental scam. On Monday Craig Archibald Ayers, 52, pleaded guilty to 28 of the 63 charges he was facing relating to fraud. He was given a two-year custodial sentence which will be served in the community. Ayers was also ordered to pay back $30,000 in restitution to his victims over three years. The St. Albert…

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A Stirling man has pled guilty to fraud in connection with illegally claiming additional commissions

A Stirling man has pled guilty to fraud in connection with illegally claiming additional commissions

A Stirling man has pled guilty to fraud for illegally claiming additional commissions from his place of employment amounting to more than $540,000 over nine years. Stephen Evanson pled guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000 for claiming $541,370.77 in false commissions from Schwartz Reliance Insurance Company and Registry Services, where he was employed as a licensed insurance broker. Evanson started with the company in 2005, and in 2007 his pay switched from…

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Former CEO of Baffins fisheries states he never defrauded company, now countersuing

Former CEO of Baffins fisheries states he never defrauded company, now countersuing

The former CEO of Baffin Fisheries Coalition, Garth Reid, stated that he’s never defrauded the company and is now countersuing BFC for breach of contract and defamation. Reid’s countersuit comes on the heels of $1.4 million lawsuit that BFC launched against him last month, which alleged that he was building on his Winterton, N.L., and invoicing the work to BFC, and its subsidiary Niqitaq Fisheries, claiming it was for a project in Pond Inlet, Nunavut….

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Former Halifax property manager enters not-guilty plea in connection with 15 fraud related charges

Former Halifax property manager enters not-guilty plea in connection with 15 fraud related charges

A former Halifax property manager, Iris Procenko, has entered a plea of not-guilty in connection with 15-fraud related charges. Procenko ran Maritime Property Management and Secure Property Management, two companies that acted as a liaison between property owners, residents and contractors for rental properties in the Halifax area During her time managing these properties it is alleged that Procenko defrauded the various owners of the properties for $424,000. Lawyers will meet later this month to…

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Montreal police chief suspends high ranking officer over allegations of fraud, breach of trust

Montreal police chief suspends high ranking officer over allegations of fraud, breach of trust

A high ranking officer in the Sûreté du Québec, the police force stationed in Montreal and throughout the province, has been suspended from duty amidst allegations of fraud and a breach of trust. Montreal’s chief of police, Philippe Pichet, released a statement on twitter last week noting that the officer’s suspension was immediate and will remain in place until the investigation has concluded. Pichet didn’t give the name of the officer. However, earlier Friday, he…

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Southern Alberta RCMP officer has been charged with fraud after misappropriating funds from charity

Southern Alberta RCMP officer has been charged with fraud after misappropriating funds from charity

A southern Alberta RCMP officer has been charged with fraud after misappropriating funds from a local charity from October 2015 to November 2016. Following an investigation Const. Sean Taylor and Cori Taylor have been charged with possession of property obtained by a crime of over $5,000. The pair are accused of taking funds from “Whoo’s Crew,” a parental fundraising committee for Crossfield Elementary School. Constable Taylor, who has been with the force for 12 years,…

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Michael Rizzato of Nova Scotia guilty of 17 fraud related charges, ordered to pay back $40,000

Michael Rizzato of Nova Scotia guilty of 17 fraud related charges, ordered to pay back $40,000

Hailing from New Waterford, Nova Scotia,  Michael Rizzato, 33, has been handed an 18-month conditional sentence in connection with 17 fraud related charges. Pleading guilty to multiple charges of fraud, forgery and uttering forged documents, Rizzato initial defraud his employer of $40,000 and has been ordered to pay the amount back as a form of restitution. The charges involved a furniture store and Rizzato admitted to selling merchandise but failing to turn in the money….

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Former director of Regina Sexual Assault Centre sentenced for fraud

Former director of Regina Sexual Assault Centre sentenced for fraud

The former executive director of the Regina Sexual Assault Centre has been sentenced to three years in connection to defrauding hundreds of thousands of dollars from the non-profit group. Debra House pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 on Thursday in Regina provincial court. House, 64, stole over $700,000, spending it on trips to Las Vegas and other luxuries items. She told a packed court that she was “embarrassed and ashamed.” Centre officials said it was…

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