Friday, April 12, 2024

B.C. Crime Stoppers warns of fake Jeremy Renner romance scam

B.C. residents are being warned to beware of an online romance scammer pretending to be Avengers actor Jeremy Renner who is preying on women through social media websites. (The Province)

Vancouver man gets rare three years in jail for financial fraud

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver financial fraudster convicted of selling bogus investments to several people was handed a 13-month jail sentence this week, according to the B.C. Securities Commission.It means 38-year-old Ayaz Dhanani has been sentenced in provincial court to a total of three years in 2018 for financial fraud against five victims. That is rare jail time in British Columbia for a financial fraudster. (The Province)

NYPD cop among 27 arrested in massive $18 million insurance scam

NEW YORK - A hardened fraudster ran a massive $18 million insurance fraud scam that involved an NYPD cop and five crooked 911 operators, prosecutors charged Thursday. Ringleader Anthony Rose, 51, ran the elaborate no-fault insurance scheme that involved bribes to NYPD employees and hospital staff who handed over the confidential information of people involved in car crashes. All told, 27 people were charged in the scheme, including Rose’s wife and son. (New York Daily News)

Suspect arrested in Kamloops after jumping in car with police dog

KAMLOOPS - The off-duty officer simply waved the suspect over and invited him into the vehicle, where his police dog was waiting. (The Province)

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon indicted on fraud charges

NEW YORK - Former White House advisor Steve Bannon has been indicted on charges he defrauded donors in a $25 million campaign to build a border wall, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Thursday. (New York Post)

‘Stolen valour’: Man suspected of faking military service under investigation by RCMP

RCMP in Surrey, B.C., are investigating an allegation of "stolen valour" involving a man who has appeared in newspaper articles with a chest full of medals claiming to be a homeless veteran. (CBC)

Toronto hospital fires 150 employees after uncovering fraud scheme

In what could be one of the largest and longest-lasting benefits fraud schemes ever discovered in Canada, a Toronto geriatric hospital has dismissed approximately 150 employees for falsely claiming as much as $5 million in benefits over an eight-year period. (Calgary Herald)
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Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million out of Nike

NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. (Reuters)

California woman accused of faking firefighter husband to swindle wildfire relief funds

A California woman accused of posing as a firefighter's wife on social media to swindle thousands of dollars in donations meant for those battling an August wildfire was arrested Tuesday. (NBC News)

Nissan executive arrested over serious financial allegations

YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall for a leader hailed for rescuing the Japanese carmaker from close to bankruptcy. (Financial Post)
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