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Fraudulent Bookkeeper diverts $1,800,000 Over Fifteen Years
Globe and Mail, March 12, 2019
Civil suit alleges losses from payroll manipulation went to ten bank accounts of family members.
$3,400,000 Siphoned Over 8 Years to Cover Personal Business Expenses
Publishers Weekly, December 17, 2018
Two-year sentence for destroying literary agency and near bankruptcy of author. Clients remain financially stressed.
$1,000,000 Embezzlement Nets Bookkeeper 30-month Jail Sentence
Windsor Star, October 18, 2018
Forged documents impact company’s viability and forces layoff of valuable employees.
Hospital Bookkeeper Steals $500,000 From Pooled Funds
Globe and Mail, April 23, 2018
Fraud/forgery charges laid after years of using forged documents and falsifying books and records.
$2,200,000 Stolen Over Twelve Years Results in Over 4 Years in Prison
Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2018
Fraud involved payroll overpayments and improper expenses. Shredding company used to destroy documents.
$100,000 Theft Nets 90 Day Incarceration
Penticton Western, January 16, 2018
Unsophisticated cash-transfer scheme delays owner’s retirement; reduces his living standard, forces sale of home and personal property.
$17,000 Fraud Destroys Non-Profit Organization
North Shore News, Dec.4, 2017
Bookkeeper uses corporate credit card and padded payroll to enrich her lifestyle.
Bookkeeper Charged for Fraud of Small Business
Durham Region.com, June 7, 2017
Scheme involved unauthorized cheques, forged signatures, falsified records and disposal of banking records.