Kitchener woman who never registered as nurse pleads guilty to fraud

Kitchener woman who never registered as nurse pleads guilty to fraud

A Kitchener woman who spend nearly two years working as a nurse despite not being qualified to do so has pleaded guilty to fraud. Laura Erskine was arrested last year after an investigation revealed that she had been working as a nurse at Park Lane Terrace in Paris, Ont., despite never registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. That registration is considered a legal requirement for anyone wanting to work as a nurse anywhere…

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Halifax woman, Veronica Louise Delgado, avoids jail time in $80,000 employee fraud

Halifax woman, Veronica Louise Delgado, avoids jail time in $80,000 employee fraud

Veronica Louise Delgado, a Halifax woman who defrauded her former employer of $80,000 to feed a gambling addiction will not be going to jail. Delgado, 60, pleaded guilty last September inDartmouth provincial court to a charge of fraud over $5,000. Delgado was sentenced recently by Judge Frank Hoskins, who agreed with the defence that a conditional sentence and period of probation could provide the denunciation and deterrence called for in the case and allow for…

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14 Ottawa city employees lost their jobs last year for fraud or waste

14 Ottawa city employees lost their jobs last year for fraud or waste

There were 287 reports made to the City of Ottawa’s Fraud and Waste Hotline in 2016, including 179 from the public and 108 from employees. The issues included theft, misuse of City of Ottawa property or time, violation of laws, regulations, policies or procedures, and falsification of data. While the report does not give a detailed account of cases, it said that seven employees were fired and seven resigned because of investigations. That includes three…

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Employees of Montreal towing company arrested

Employees of Montreal towing company arrested

Police targeted a towing company Tuesday in three early morning raids in Laval, Saint-Jérôme and Montreal, arresting 12 people. In total, police had 13 arrest warrants for employees of Accès Remorquage. They were still searching for the one remaining suspect Tuesday evening. Seven tow trucks belonging to the company, which operates primarily in Montreal’s north end, were also seized. Those arrested included the owners, managers and several employees. Six of the 12 arrested were detained. Police say they face charges including theft, fraud, extortion, conspiracy and armed assault. Read…

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‘One of the biggest frauds on P.E.I.’: Frank Harrison Dew gets 4 ½ years prison

‘One of the biggest frauds on P.E.I.’: Frank Harrison Dew gets 4 ½ years prison

Disgraced investment dealer Frank Harrison Dew was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison Wednesday in Charlottetown Provincial Court, for bilking clients out of millions of dollars. Dew, 50, who ran a business called Morton Dew Ltd., in Charlottetown, had pleaded guilty to 26 counts of fraud. “This is a major fraud,” Crown Prosecutor Jeff MacDonald told court. “He used his reputation as an investment advisor to prey upon his victims. Their trust in him…

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Former AMA vice-president charged with fraud connected to more than $8 million

Former AMA vice-president charged with fraud connected to more than $8 million

Edmonton police have charged a former vice-president of the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) with defrauding his employer of more than $8 million. Jim Gladden has been charged with fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime, and five counts of use of a forged document. The AMA alerted police in the fall of 2016 after it discovered a number of fraudulent invoices. An investigation found that more than $8 million had been stolen between March 2011…

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SNC-Lavalin fraud cases resume June 29

SNC-Lavalin fraud cases resume June 29

Fraud cases resume later this month against several former SNC-Lavalin executives charged in relation to the company’s contract to build a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital, nearly five years after the charges were initially laid. Former CEO Pierre Duhaime, who faces charges of fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and using forged documents, declined to comment after a pretrial conference June 9. Also appearing in court were former vice-president Riadh Ben Aissa, ex-CFO Stephane Roy and ex-McGill University…

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Stephen James Evanson fraud trial adjourned

Stephen James Evanson fraud trial adjourned

A Stirling, Alta. man facing charges in a money-laundering scheme has had his case adjourned yet again. The case against 36-year-old Stephen James Evanson was pushed back to July 10 after a series of delays. Evanson, who was previously released on a recognizance, is charged with fraud over $5,000 and money laundering. Police said that in October 2016 they responded to a report of possible fraud at Schwartz Reliance Insurance after an employee noted discrepancies in…

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Former mortgage broker Dennis Khanna facing more fraud charges

Former mortgage broker Dennis Khanna facing more fraud charges

A former mortgage broker from Hamilton, Ont. who is already facing sexual assault and numerous fraud-related charges is now dealing with two new counts. Dennis (Dinesh) Khanna was charged with two additional counts of fraud over $5,000 last week. He is also accused of charging a criminal rate of interest. The new fraud charges come amid an ongoing investigation involving multiple agencies and police services into his business practices. The Financial Services Tribunal announced in…

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Ottawa man faces fraud charges after allegedly posing as a dentist

Ottawa man faces fraud charges after allegedly posing as a dentist

An Ottawa man has been arrested after allegedly posing as a dentist, although police can only confirm he has worked as a dental assistant at two clinics in the city. Police received a call from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada that someone was attempting to take dental exams with falsified credentials. In order to write the exams, applicants must have a degree from an accredited dental school. The investigation revealed that the man…

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