Charges laid in bankruptcy fraud investigation

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit comprised of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Section and the Ontario Region Special Investigation Unit of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB), charged the following individual with offences under the Criminal Code and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA). The allegations all relate to fraud and the abuse of the bankruptcy process.

Perumal SANTHANARAJ, age 52, of Mississauga, Ontario has been charged with 7 counts under Section 380(1) of the Criminal Code, "Fraud Over $5,000". Furthermore, Mr. SANTHANARAJ is charged with one count under section 198(1)(b) of the BIA; 'Refuse or Neglect to Answer Truthfully', one count under section 198(1)(c) of the BIA; 'Knowingly Make a Material Omission', 4 counts under section 198(1)(e) of the BIA; 'Obtain Credit by False Representation', and 7 counts under section 198(1)(g) of the BIA; 'Disposal of Property Obtained on Credit'.

The matter is scheduled for first appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice - Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto on November 29th, 2013.

The RCMP and the OSB Special Investigation Units will continue to combine their efforts to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing related to bankruptcy and insolvency matters in order to protect the integrity of the insolvency system in Canada.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Sgt. Richard Rollings,
RCMP Media Relations
"O" Division (Ontario)
416-992-4409

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