Amherst woman bilked $10,000 in Plenty of Fish scam, according to police

Amherst woman bilked $10,000 in Plenty of Fish scam, according to police

A local woman is out a considerable sum of money after meeting Mr. Wrong on the Internet dating site Plenty of Fish. The Amherst woman was defrauded approximately $10,000 after conversing with the fraudster for a little over a month, Amherst Police report. The man sent the victim a cheque and asked her to cash it. Then he asked her to send the monies back to him and another associate via Moneygram. Officers are now…

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Ottawa man is facing a slew of sex assault, fraud charges as police link the arrest to fake Uber driver

Ottawa man is facing a slew of sex assault, fraud charges as police link the arrest to fake Uber driver

Police say a 37-year-old man is facing additional charges in an ongoing investigation into sexual assaults and frauds in Ottawa. They say the Ottawa man was charged last week with 11 counts, including sexual assault, fraud under $5,000, credit card theft and obtaining property by crime. Investigators say 13 new charges were laid on Monday, including sexual assault causing bodily harm, uttering a forged document, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police….

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RCMP link Ontario man to LeakedSource.com, home of 3 billion hacked accounts

RCMP link Ontario man to LeakedSource.com, home of 3 billion hacked accounts

An Ontario man is accused of running a website infamous for owning and selling billions of stolen identities, including usernames and passwords. Jordan Evan Bloom, 27, of Thornhill, made his first provincial court appearance in Toronto on Monday on several cybercrime charges. After more than a year and a half of investigating, Staff Sgt. Maurizio Rosa, a member of the RCMP’s national cybercrime investigative team, called Bloom the “middle man” between the dark web and…

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Trial for Peterborough couple charged with fraud begins after three years

Trial for Peterborough couple charged with fraud begins after three years

A city couple experiencing financial difficulties used money for the special needs hockey team they founded to finance their own lives, a prosecutor said Monday as he outlined the Crown’s theory in the case of David and Catherine Tuck. The Tucks, who founded the Peterborough Huskies in 2013, each pleaded not guilty to separate charges of fraud over $5,000 as their judge-alone trial now scheduled for six days got underway in Peterborough Ontario Court of…

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Penticton woman faces sentencing in $65,000 fraud as a bookkeeper for a small business

Penticton woman faces sentencing in $65,000 fraud as a bookkeeper for a small business

A Penticton bookkeeper who ripped off her employer for more than a year will find out her fate tomorrow. Judith Lynn Kendrick appeared in Penticton court this afternoon, Jan. 15, facing a charge of fraud following a 13 month period in which she stole $65,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Penticton businessman. Kendrick transferred the money directly from her employer to her own accounts in a series of 120 separate transactions over the…

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Cyber threats outpacing abilities of governments, companies according to the World Economic Forum

Cyber threats outpacing abilities of governments, companies according to the World Economic Forum

As cases of data breach and online frauds fox the authorities in India and abroad, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that cybersecurity threats are outpacing the abilities of the governments and companies to overpower them unless all stakeholders cooperate. In a new report to be discussed in detail at its annual meeting in Swiss ski resort town of Davos by over 3,000 world leaders including from India, the Geneva-based WEF said working collaboratively…

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Realtor aided and abetted foreign buyers’ immigration fraud and forgery, judgement reveals

Realtor aided and abetted foreign buyers’ immigration fraud and forgery, judgement reveals

A Vancouver realtor and his wife aided and abetted foreign buyers in committing immigration fraud and forgery, according a recently delivered judgement in a case between two feuding families from China battling over the ownership of multiple multi-million dollar Westside properties. The realtor is identified as “Mr. Gu, a realtor associated with Pacific Place-ARC Realty Ltd.” in Fu v. Zhu[1], where the Honourable Madam Justice Griffin of the B.C. Supreme Court has rendered a 552-page…

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Winnipeg police warn of virtual kidnapping scam, last seen in B.C in 2017

Winnipeg police warn of virtual kidnapping scam, last seen in B.C in 2017

Winnipeg police are warning people about a scam that aims to extort cash by making families believe a travelling loved one has been kidnapped. Police call the scam virtual kidnapping, and say the scammers contact victims, claiming to have kidnapped a loved one and threatening to harm or kill them unless a ransom is paid. Usually, according to police, the family member is out of the country at the time. “In fact, no one has…

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Three-year sentence for Kashechewan breakfast program fraud, Crupi previously plead guilty

Three-year sentence for Kashechewan breakfast program fraud, Crupi previously plead guilty

The former co-manager of Kashechewan First Nation is headed behind bars for a “large-scale fraud” that stole money from the community’s school breakfast program and instead spent it on two houses and a pair of luxury vehicles. Giuseppe Crupi, who previously pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud, was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday at the Thunder Bay Courthouse. The 51-year-old had been originally charged with three counts of fraud, three counts…

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Halifax business owner left ‘high and dry’ after alleged theft and fraud by former employees

Halifax business owner left ‘high and dry’ after alleged theft and fraud by former employees

A Halifax woman says former employees have “destroyed” her business and left her “high and dry” after stealing thousands of dollars in cash and products and using it to start their own business. Valerie Fougere and her husband co-own Lash Envy at 819 Bedford Highway. Fougere, 36, left to have a baby in September and said she hired one of her employees to act as manager in her absence. “We had a text message from…

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