Posts Tagged 'fraud'

‘Lovey-dovey’ con man defrauds widows of $1.5 million

Liam Casey
Staff Reporter
Thestar.com

The man would begin the con by gaining the victim’s trust and impressing them with his various business successes, even though he had none, police said. Then he would offer them great returns through his investment channels if they gave him their money.

The man said he was chairman of the World Police Academy which trains officers on the value of human rights, according to its website. The academy’s building was nothing more than a vacant house ...

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GTA man charged in insurance scam against seniors

from Liem Vu, Staff Reporter – www.thestar.com

York Regional Police have charged an elderly former life insurance agent after other seniors were allegedly defrauded of more than $200,000.

The 79-year-old Richmond Hill man surrendered to police Tuesday after a “lengthy investigation” into an insurance investment scam.

Police say four elderly people from Ontario were defrauded of $257,000 between 1998 and 2004.

One of them filed a complaint in April after discovering that $27,000 – believed to have been invested in a Canada Life or ...

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