Police seeking Grindr fraudster accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Metro Vancouver men

Police seeking Grindr fraudster accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Metro Vancouver men

Christian Michael Lee Richardson has been charged with fraud, theft offences April 23,2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca) – West Vancouver police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect accused of defrauding men he met on a dating app. Christian Michael Lee Richardson, 39, is accused of using fake cheques to steal more than $3,000 from two Metro Vancouver men late last year. Police said he connected with at least two victims on the Grindr app. The men…

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$1M fine doubled after sentence appealed by Winnipeg businessman convicted of fraud, tax evasion

$1M fine doubled after sentence appealed by Winnipeg businessman convicted of fraud, tax evasion

April 20, 2018 (courtesy of cbc.ca) – A Winnipeg businessman convicted of fraud and tax evasion had his fine more than doubled from just over $1 million to more than $2 million earlier this month, after he appealed, seeking a lower sentence. Jeff Dyck was sentenced to three years in prison in January 2017, after he and partner Neil Friesen pleaded guilty to two counts of tax evasion for their involvement in a company called One World United Inc. Dyck had served…

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Sydney Lederman Sentenced to 90 Days Jail for Fraud

Sydney Lederman Sentenced to 90 Days Jail for Fraud

April 19, 2018 – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today Mr. Sydney Lederman of Toronto, Ontario, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation by Justice M. Wong at the College Park-Ontario Court of Justice on April 13, 2018. Following an investigation by the OSC’s Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT) and prior to a trial, Mr. Lederman pled guilty on February 20, 2018 to a charge of Fraud Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada.  This conviction relates to Mr. Lederman’s…

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St. Albert businessman sentenced to 7 years for massive Ponzi scheme

St. Albert businessman sentenced to 7 years for massive Ponzi scheme

April 19, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca) – A St. Albert businessman convicted of fraud in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $5.8 million in restitution. Wade Closson pleaded guilty earlier this year to 53 counts of fraud over $5,000. He was sentenced Wednesday in Edmonton’s Court of Queen’s Bench. “It could have been more,” said Rick Belleperche, who lost nearly all of his pension in the investment scam. “It should been more.” Belleperche, who…

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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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B.C. beefs up regulators’ powers to enforce fines against investor fraud

B.C. beefs up regulators’ powers to enforce fines against investor fraud

April 12,2018 ( Courtesy of theglobeandmail.com) – The B.C. government is giving two regulators more teeth to tackle some white-collar crimes in the province, bringing in the power of the courts to enforce fines against investor fraud. But broader changes that would address the inability of the B.C. Securities Commission to collect on hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid fines are still under consideration. On Monday, the provincial government introduced amendments to the Securities…

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Ecuadorians Challenge Chevron Over $9.5B Award In Canadian Court

Ecuadorians Challenge Chevron Over $9.5B Award In Canadian Court

April 17, 2018 (Courtesy of oilprice.com) – Ecuadorian farmers and indigenous people will seek to show an Ontario Court of Appeal this week that Chevron Canada is legally liable for a US$9.5-billion award that the Ecuadorians won against the U.S. parent Chevron Corp in Ecuador over past environmental pollution. The Ecuadorian plaintiffs will be asking Ontario’s top court at the hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday to overturn a previous ruling that prohibits them from going after Chevron Canada for…

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RCMP raid 6 locations in GTA as part of syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

RCMP raid 6 locations in GTA as part of syndicated mortgage fraud investigation

April 16, 2018 (Courtesy of cbc.ca)The RCMP raided six properties in the Greater Toronto Area Friday morning as part of an ongoing investigation into syndicated mortgage fraud. Police would not confirm what company or companies the locations searched are tied to, but an RCMP vehicle was parked outside the headquarters of Fortress Real Developments in Richmond Hill Friday afternoon. Fortress could not be immediately reached for comment. The developer made headlines in February when Ontario’s mortgage…

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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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Be wary when donating online after tragedies, says Better Business Bureau

Be wary when donating online after tragedies, says Better Business Bureau

April 12, 2018 (Courtesy of CBC.ca)As Canadians continue what’s been described as an unprecedented outpouring of financial support in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, the Better Business Bureau is cautioning people to be cautious when donating money online. A legitimate GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $8 million and counting for the victims of the crash that claimed 16 lives and left 13 injured, which company CEO Rob Solomon called “unprecedented” and…

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