Naseem Jamil, Hamilton auto repair shop owner charged with fraud

Naseem Jamil, Hamilton auto repair shop owner charged with fraud

Naseem Jamil, the owner of a Hamilton auto repair business is facing fraud charges following an investigation into fraudulent insurance and vehicle safety certificates linked with the business. Hamilton police alleged the fraudulent documents were being issued from T & R Auto Service. On June 8 a warrant was executed at the 22 Barton St. E. business. Jamil, 55, is charged with three counts of fraud under $5,000, selling forged documents, possession of proceeds of…

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Former Stony Plain Mountie charged with fraud, harassment

Former Stony Plain Mountie charged with fraud, harassment

A former member of the RCMP in Stony Plain, Alta. is alleged to have repeatedly vandalized the home of one woman and damaged a vehicle owned by another while he was employed. “Both women had been involved in prior relationships” with him, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said in a news release Thursday. ASIRT laid six criminal charges against the man after his latest arrest on Thursday. He is charged with fraud over $5,000, obtaining by…

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Arson, fraud charges laid on Airdrie man

Arson, fraud charges laid on Airdrie man

An Airdrie, Alta. man committed arson twice last year on his own home to try and collect an insurance payout, RCMP allege. Fire crews put out the blazes in April 2016 and then again in December, the RCMP said in a release. An investigation by the Airdrie Fire Department and RCMP turned up evidence the homeowner Shaun Lee Sandbach, 35, had intentionally set the fires, officials said. Sandbach is charged with two counts of arson for…

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Arrests made in alleged insurance scheme

Arrests made in alleged insurance scheme

Toronto police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection to an ongoing insurance fraud investigation. It’s alleged that in May 2016, a man purchased car insurance from another man and believed the insurance to be valid. In April 2017, the victim reportedly became aware that the insurance was fraudulent and alerted police. Charles Wallace, 54, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with: Two counts of fraud under $5,000 Four counts of uttering a forged document Five…

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York Region police officer fired for benefits fraud

York Region police officer fired for benefits fraud

A police officer from the York Regional Police Service was fired for benefits fraud, two years after pleading guilty and being suspended with pay. In the original hearing in December 2015, first class constable Salwa Husseini was given seven days to resign from her position, or face termination after submitting fraudulent claims to her benefits provider. Husseini appealed the decision, citing the penalty was excessive and inconsistent with rulings given to other officers guilty of…

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100 TTC workers fired or quit after benefits fraud investigation

100 TTC workers fired or quit after benefits fraud investigation

The Toronto Transit Commission says more than 100 of its employees have been dismissed or have resigned as part of a benefits fraud investigation. Toronto police laid criminal charges in July 2015 against the owner of orthotics store Healthy Fit, a health-care products and service provider that TTC employees frequented. Healthy Fit allegedly wrote receipts to TTC employees for orthotics, compression stockings and sleeves they didn’t actually buy, or for more money than they actually…

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Insurer violated crash victim’s rights by accessing his credit score, federal watchdog rules

Insurer violated crash victim’s rights by accessing his credit score, federal watchdog rules

An insurance company handling a car-crash victim’s accident claim violated the senior citizen’s privacy rights by accessing his credit rating for no good reason, the federal Privacy Commissioner has ruled. The Personal Insurance Company argued it needs such information to help weed out fraudulent claims, but the privacy watchdog said there was little evidence that examining clients’ credit worthiness helps counter insurance cheating. Read more at National Post This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News…

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Auto insurance fraud costs Canadians billions annually

Auto insurance fraud costs Canadians billions annually

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is highlighting that everyone can play a role in limiting the costs of auto insurance fraud. “Auto insurance fraud is a serious crime that costs Canadians billions of dollars each year,” said Garry Robertson, National Director, Investigative Services, IBC. “It’s an illegal, organized big business, largely unknown to consumers, that siphons resources away from our health care system, ties up our emergency services and courts, and drives up insurance costs.”…

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Ontario drivers struggle to identify auto insurance fraud

Ontario drivers struggle to identify auto insurance fraud

A recent survey of Ontario drivers raises concerns about their abilities to recognize, report and reject auto insurance fraud. The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) survey found that Millennials, aged 18-34, were the least likely to identify acts of fraud; Baby Boomers, aged 55 and over, were most knowledgable. Read more at CNW This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

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Watch out for Advance Fee Loan companies operating in the Tri-Cities

Watch out for Advance Fee Loan companies operating in the Tri-Cities

BBB serving Central Ontario is warning consumers about an influx of advance fee loan scam reports throughout the Tri-City region. They received reports from consumers suggesting that a number of advance fee loan companies operating in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Newmarket, are offering loans for an advance fee. Illegal to request an upfront fee Consumers state that they have applied for loans online and after paying thousands of dollars in deposits or “insurance”, the loans promised by the…

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