Female personal support worker in Sudbury charged with 23 fraud offences

Female personal support worker in Sudbury charged with 23 fraud offences

Greater Sudbury Police have charged a female personal support worker with 23 fraud-related offences following a complaint from a senior citizen in the city. In a written release Wednesday, police explained that in August and September of 2016, they received two complaints from an elderly man. He told them that on two separate occasions, his credit cards were stolen and used to conduct a number of fraudulent transactions worth over $1,600. Read the full article at CBC…

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What is power of attorney fraud? Scheme explained in a short animation

What is power of attorney fraud? Scheme explained in a short animation

Investigation Counsel PC handles numerous power of attorney fraud claims. But what does it actually mean? This animation explains the scheme and what victims should know. A collaboration between Canadian Fraud News Inc. and Investigation Counsel PC: www.investigationcounsel.com Thanks for watching!

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Nurse placed under house arrest for stealing from mentally ill brother

Nurse placed under house arrest for stealing from mentally ill brother

An Edmonton nurse was placed under house arrest Tuesday after admitting in court to stealing $43,000 from her mentally ill brother’s bank accounts. Lorelle Gilbert, 64, was handed a 12-month conditional sentence to be served in the community after pleading guilty in provincial court to nine counts of fraud under $5,000. Power of attorney fraud  Judge Joyce Lester told Gilbert the “only thing saving her from going to jail” was that she is repaying the money…

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Kitchener man uses power of attorney to defraud elderly of life savings

Kitchener man uses power of attorney to defraud elderly of life savings

A Kitchener man has been charged with fraud and theft after allegedly abusing his power of attorney and taking thousands from his elderly mother’s bank accounts. “A woman had her son steal basically her entire life savings,” said Guelph police Const. Mike Gatto. The accused is 63, and his mother, 88. Power of attorney allows a third party, often a relative, legal authority over an individual’s finances or health care. Read the full article at CBC News.

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