Brampton electronic scooter fraud charges withdrawn

Brampton electronic scooter fraud charges withdrawn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 medical supply owner and two occupational therapists involved in an alleged electronic scooter fraud have been withdrawn.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Fraud charges against Ajay Uppal withdrawn

Fraud charges against Ajay Uppal withdrawn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business owner accused in a scheme thought to have defrauded the Ministry of Health of more than $2.1 million has been withdrawn at the request of the Toronto Crown’s office.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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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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