fraud

Port Alberni bookkeeper Dawn Olson is facing three concurrent conditional sentences of nine months after stealing from three Ucluelet businesses. She was sentenced in Ucluelet provincial court on June 6, 2022. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca photo)

Vancouver Island bookkeeper sentenced to 9 months house arrest for defrauding three Ucluelet businesses

From 2018 to 2020, Dawn Olson cut herself 67 extra cheques in the $500 to $900 range

 

The B.C. Securities Commission is asking ICBC not to renew the driver’s license of a man who owes $7.6-million in fraud fines. (Stock photo)

B.C. man owing $7.6M in fraud fines could have driver’s licence pulled: Securities commission

BCSC gained new licence-blocking power back in March 2021

 

Courtney Vasseur, a member of Hells Angels in B.C., faces fraud charges out the United States for his alleged involvement in an international stock manipulation ring. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Hells Angel charged in crackdown on international stock manipulation ring

Same investigation alleges Vancouver businessman David Sidoo was involved

 

FILE - Vancouver businessman David Sidoo leaves following his federal court hearing March 15, 2019 in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo is now accused in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme dating between 2013 and 2018. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

B.C. businessman David Sidoo accused in $145 million US ‘pump-and-dump’ scheme

U.S. SEC alleges former CFL player worked in multi-player ring to trick investors out of millions

FILE - Vancouver businessman David Sidoo leaves following his federal court hearing March 15, 2019 in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston. Sidoo is now accused in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme dating between 2013 and 2018. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
Bitcoin tokens are symbolic since the cryptocurrency itself really exists only digitally. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images

RCMP dismantle 8 Cryptocurrency scam websites after numerous B.C. residents duped

BC RCMP Federal Policing Cybercrime Operations Group shuts down bogus online cryptocurrency investment platforms

Bitcoin tokens are symbolic since the cryptocurrency itself really exists only digitally. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images
The West Shore RCMP is warning residents of a fraudulent cheque scam. (Black Press Media file photo)
The West Shore RCMP is warning residents of a fraudulent cheque scam. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oceanside RCMP detachment, 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB file photo)
The Oceanside RCMP detachment, 727 Island Highway West in Parksville. (PQB file photo)
One of the counterfeit $100 bills used to purchase antiques last week in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

‘Extremely aggressive’ suspect passes counterfeit $100 bills in Nanaimo

Four cases of phony $100 and $20 bills reported in Nanaimo since Dec. 1

One of the counterfeit $100 bills used to purchase antiques last week in Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)

Fraudsters mimic Canada Post in latest email scam

RCMP warns of email claiming Canada Post has a parcel held in your name

Quadra Island RCMP received a report on Nov. 30 from a concerned citizen regarding an email that supposedly came from Canada Post. (Pixabay)
The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Bookkeeper who defrauded Errington mill sees house arrest converted to jail time

Initial sentence was overturned in B.C. Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)

Kelowna woman charged after allegedly embezzling $20K from elementary school PAC

Andrea Blanchard, 46, is facing several fraud-related charges

South Rutland Elementary. (Contributed)
Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup addresses a news conference regarding his latest report in Halifax on June 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

B.C. auditor calls for better fraud risk measures at public sector organizations

Survey finds more than half are not doing enough to protect against fraud

Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup addresses a news conference regarding his latest report in Halifax on June 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

Fraud reporting by Canadians down in 2020

Cost of fraud up despite drop in reports

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Telephone fraudster tricks Fraser Valley senior out of $44,000

Convinced by scammer her grandson was arrested and needed bail money

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Provincial Court Judge Lisa Mrozninski had enough of defendant Steven Vanbuskirk’s missed sentencing hearings and on July 8 issued a warrant for his arrest. (Black Press Media file image)

Judge issues arrest warrant for Greater Victoria man after missed sentencing hearing

Judge in Colwood courtroom tires of ongoing excuses for fraudster avoiding sentencing

Provincial Court Judge Lisa Mrozninski had enough of defendant Steven Vanbuskirk’s missed sentencing hearings and on July 8 issued a warrant for his arrest. (Black Press Media file image)
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)

T-shirt scammers falsely claim to support Indigenous causes, BBB warns

‘Opportunists trying to take advantage of a horrible tragedy is nothing new,” says Karla Laird

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)
Cst. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said local RCMP are currently dealing with “a huge uptick” in complaints involving scams. (Black Press Media File)

Significant rise in scam complaints received by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP

Community policing officer offers a variety of ways to avoid being scammed

Cst. Paul Mittelsteadt, community policing officer for Sidney/North Saanich RCMP, said local RCMP are currently dealing with “a huge uptick” in complaints involving scams. (Black Press Media File)
Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)

RCMP arrest pair in Qualicum Beach in connection with identity theft

Several legitimate stolen IDs seized, pair released with promise to appear in court

Oceanside RCMP arrested two people in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, April 27, in relation to identity fraud. (PQB News file photo)
Alberta RCMP arrested Surrey woman Alexandra Beckow in March after she allegedly scammed people out of more than $250,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. woman arrested for selling fraudulent travel vouchers

Police say Surrey woman defrauded victims out of more than $250K

Alberta RCMP arrested Surrey woman Alexandra Beckow in March after she allegedly scammed people out of more than $250,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brian and Shannon Kitts, of Summerland. (Facebook)

Summerland couple charged in million-dollar Ponzi scheme

Investigation conducted by Alberta RCMP

Brian and Shannon Kitts, of Summerland. (Facebook)