Toronto lawyer, Dennis Yang, victim of smooth-talking fraudster with fake degree.

Toronto lawyer, Dennis Yang, victim of smooth-talking fraudster with fake degree.

Toronto lawyer Dennis Yang has lost $100,000 to yet another fraudster with a fake law degree.   When Yang was introduced to 34-year-old Inayat Kassam, a smooth talking lawyer from Aurora, Ont, he was impressed. Kassam touted a five year law degree that he acquired from the University of Renfrew.   The only problem was, Renfrew University has absolutely no official accreditation, features stock images of professors on it’s website and features a fake address…

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Former Peterborough MP released from jail pending election fraud appeal

Former Peterborough MP released from jail pending election fraud appeal

Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro has been released from jail pending an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada for his conviction on election fraud. Del Mastro’s lawyer said the former Conservative MP was released last week after applying to the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal. On his official Facebook page, Del Mastro expressed his disappointment with the Ontario Court of Appeal and said the court failed to take into account…

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Disbarred Winnipeg lawyer David Bradley faces criminal charges

Disbarred Winnipeg lawyer David Bradley faces criminal charges

David Bradley, a former Winnipeg lawyer, is facing criminal charges after allegedly misappropriating clients’ funds. Bradley is facing eight counts in total; including attempting to obstruct justice, fraud and theft. Court records show the alleged offences occurred over the course of a decade, between January 2006 and July 2016. The former lawyer was disbarred by the Law Society of Manitoba in February 2016. The hearing was told Bradley lied to clients and misappropriated funds. He…

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Employee at Oshawa group home for developmentally-disabled charged with fraud

Employee at Oshawa group home for developmentally-disabled charged with fraud

Durham Region Police have laid charges relating to allegations of misappropriation of client funds at an Oshawa group home for the developmentally-disabled. The charges arise from allegations of misuse of gift cards by a staff member at Christian Horizons. Kaitlin Trudeau, of Belleville, Ont., has been charged with three counts of fraud under $5,000, and possession of stolen property. She has not worked in the home since the spring. “Christian Horizons continues to take this…

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Former Brent’s Cove town clerk facing fraud, forgery charges

Former Brent’s Cove town clerk facing fraud, forgery charges

A RCMP investigation has resulted in fraud and forgery charges against the former clerk for the Town of Brent’s Cove, on the Baie Verte Peninsula in Newfoundland. Ellen Butler has been charged with fraud over $5,000, forgery, falsification of books and documents and uttering a forged document. According to Corner Brook RCMP, the investigation began in June 2016. Town officials said a forensic audit uncovered the alleged fraudulent activities. Butler is scheduled to appear in…

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Toronto lawyer jailed for 45 days by Court of Appeal for obstructing fraud litigation

Toronto lawyer jailed for 45 days by Court of Appeal for obstructing fraud litigation

Lawyer Robyrt Regan’s Jail Sentence Reduced from 90 to 45 Days Jail Breaking Fraud Cases from Canadian Courts 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 August 22, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its…

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Edmonton convenience store manager accused of stealing $524K in lottery fraud

Edmonton convenience store manager accused of stealing $524K in lottery fraud

A former convenience store manager in Edmonton has been charged in an alleged half-million-dollar lottery fraud that was carried out over the course of a year. Police say Hassan Karim Choudhry was the store manager for a national convenience store chain when the fraud was carried out between September 2012 and September 2013. The 31-year-old allegedly manipulated the store’s accounting system for lottery payouts that totalled $524,000. “The accused was allegedly paying out non-existent lottery…

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Windsor airport employee sentenced for embezzlement

Windsor airport employee sentenced for embezzlement

A former finance manager at the Windsor Airport pleaded guilty to theft after skimming the airport nearly $220,000. An airport audit showed more than $400,000 disappeared between April 2013 and December 2015. Investigators believe Jamie Grabijas took just over $200,000; she has admitted to stealing $40,000. The 56-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Grabijas was in charge of counting and depositing cash collected from the cafe and parking…

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Man increased salary to cheat Winnipeg hotel out of $130K

Man increased salary to cheat Winnipeg hotel out of $130K

Christopher Banks, a former controller and accounts manager at a Winnipeg hotel, scammed his former employer out of $134,000. The former Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South employee has pleaded guilty to one count of fraud over $5,000. The fraud spanned a five-year period and was motivated by a gambling addiction, according to Banks’ defence lawyer. Since his arrest, Banks has joined Gamblers Anonymous, undergone addictions counselling, and repaid more than $40,000, the court heard….

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Judge critiques Sault Ste. Marie’s fraud policies

Judge critiques Sault Ste. Marie’s fraud policies

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge was critical of the City of Sault Ste. Marie for not establishing clear guidelines related to a marketing and events management position it created. Justice Norman Karam’s decision into the former city employee Trevor Zachary’s fraud case finished Wednesday. Trevor Zachary pleaded not guilty to three counts of fraud over $5,000, but guilty to a lesser charged of fraud under $5,000. The 42-year-old also pleaded guilty to one…

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