RCMP charged two Brampton residents with defrauding Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada

RCMP charged two Brampton residents with defrauding Employment and Social Development Canada/Service Canada

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Toronto West Financial Crime Unit, working on a complaint from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada, have charged two individuals with various offences related to overpayment of Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits. The investigation began in December 2016 when the RCMP was alerted by ESDC/Service Canada that a fraud had been committed. The police investigation revealed that…

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New Aviva reports states an extra $2 billion a year added due to rising insurance cost

New Aviva reports states an extra $2 billion a year added due to rising insurance cost

A new report published by Aviva car insurance puts forth the claim that an extra $2 billion a year in added costs due to rising insurance fraud. The study was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights, using electronic interviews conducted with citizens from all 10 provinces. Conducted within the month of October, 1,502 people were polled for the study and is considered accurate within plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. One…

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St. Catharines octogenarian charged with fraud

St. Catharines octogenarian charged with fraud

A St. Catharines, Ont. octogenarian woman and 51-year-old man have each been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 following a police investigation into alleged insurance fraud. The 83-year-old woman was charged after filing an insurance claim stating that her vehicle had been stolen. Following the claim she received a payout from her insurance company. Police later found allegedly-stolen vehicle in a storage facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Juliette Grove is also facing a public…

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Five-year case against Belleville doctor has ended

Five-year case against Belleville doctor has ended

A five-year criminal case against a former Belleville doctor and his wife has finally ended. Rob Kamermans has plead guilty to one count of fraud and has been sentenced to pay a $1 fine and $100,000 in restitution to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. All other charges against Kamermans and his wife, Mary Kamermans, were withdrawn on Thursday in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Belleville, Ont. The doctor had originally faced eight charges,…

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Brampton electronic scooter fraud charges withdrawn

Brampton electronic scooter fraud charges withdrawn

All charges laid against a Brampton, Ont. medical supply owner and two occupational therapists involved in an alleged electronic scooter fraud have been withdrawn. The Crown withdrew charges of fraud over $5,000 and submitting a forged document against Faisal Minhas, 46, earlier this month. Fraud-related charges were also dropped against occupational therapist Vajira Wijekoon, 57, of Mississauga and against occupational therapist Vinita Tandon, 41, of Brampton. Minhas was accused of defrauding the health ministry’s Assisted Devices Program (ADP)…

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Fraud charges against Ajay Uppal withdrawn

Fraud charges against Ajay Uppal withdrawn

A fraud charge against Ajay Uppal, an Oakville resident and business owner accused in a scheme thought to have defrauded the Ministry of Health of more than $2.1 million has been withdrawn at the request of the Toronto Crown’s office. The 43-year-old had been charged in 2016 by the OPP with fraud over $5,000 for allegedly supplying mobility aids such as wheelchairs and electronic scooters to people who did not qualify for them. But on July…

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Saskatchewan government on lookout for hail damage fraud

Saskatchewan government on lookout for hail damage fraud

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is circulating photo examples of fraudulent hail damage claims to auto body shops in the province in hopes of catching fraudsters trying to take advantage of damaging weather. Hail storms bring with them thousands of claims to insurance providers, some of them fraudulent. “We are committed to investigate any suspicious claims. Our employees and partners are experts in the field and know what to look for,” said SGI spokesperson Marie Schultz in…

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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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