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Frauds reported in the media – week of August 22th

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Immigration consultants arrested, charged with fraud in Canada

By: Global Travel Industry News
Edited by: Investigation Counsel

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that two people, acting as immigration consultants, were arrested by the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations Division and will face charges of fraud and conspiracy as well as counseling, aiding or abetting others to make misrepresentations.

Fraudulent permanent residency

According to the CBSA’s investigation, Georges Massoud and Fatma Iscan helped several families pretend to have resided in Canada between 2007 and 2015, thus allowing them to fraudulently obtain and maintain their permanent resident status with the goal of obtaining Canadian citizenship and a Canadian passport, to which they were not entitled.

Read the full article at Global Travel Industry News.
Read more at Canadian Fraud News Inc.

North Vancouver woman loses $27K to online dating fraud

By: Metro News
Edited by: Investigation Counsel

A North Vancouver woman was bilked out of $27,000 after she sent money to a man she met on an online dating site. RCMP said the man claimed to be living in another country and needed the money to help with legal fees. He promised to pay her back when he returned to Canada, but disappeared.

Prosecution difficult with online predators

Money transactions are hard to trace and prosecution is difficult. Online predators use fake photos, resumes and life stories to gain a victim’s trust. Once a relationship is built, they will ask for money.

Read the full article at Metro News.
Read more at Canadian Fraud News Inc.

DDO immigration consultants face fraud, forgery charges

By: CBC News
Edited by: Investigation Counsel

Two brothers from Dollard-des-Ormeaux charged with immigration fraud, Rajinder and Resham Singh, appeared briefly in a Montreal courtroom Tuesday morning. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested the two men in May.

Canada Border Services Agency

The two run an immigration consulting business in the West Island suburb. The CBSA says the two men were taking advantage of people who wanted to come to Canada. The case will be back before a Quebec Court judge on Oct.11.

Read the full article at CBC News.
Read more at Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Alleged mastermind of love scheme that defrauded disabled man of $850k arrested

By: Ottawa Citizen
Edited by: Investigation Counsel

A self-confessed criminal who fled to Jamaica a decade ago — allegedly with the proceeds of a massive fraud that victimized a disabled Ottawa man — is now behind bars at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Fraud, conspiracy and possession of proceeds

Nolan Johnson was arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport earlier this month. On Tuesday, dressed in white pants and a white-patterned shirt, he was remanded in custody at the Ottawa courthouse on charges of fraud, conspiracy and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

Read the full article at Ottawa Citizen.
Read more at Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Decades of stolen comics claims denied by Canada’s universal distribution

By: Bleeding Cool
Edited by: Investigation Counsel

Universal Distribution is a Canadian comic book distributor of cards, comics, sports and pop culture items that has been around for decades. Canada is also home to Quebecor, a printer for much of the comic book industry and one, for a while at least, was the focus of a series of major thefts of comic books at the time of the industry explosion that, it was alleged, entered the comic book marketplace – retailers and publishers were aware of this situation.

Read the full article at Bleeding Cool.
Read more at Canadian Fraud News Inc.

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Norman Groot

About Norman Groot

Based on my police experience and my experience thereafter as a litigator, I have joined forces with other lawyers with police experience and created the law firm Investigation Counsel Professional Corporation.

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