TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario received information from Durham Regional Police Services Major Fraud Unit in relation to a month long investigation of Ms. Jenny Tran and Ajax Unisex Salon and Spa, located at Westney Road in Ajax, that has resulted in the arrest of Ms. Tran for posing as a qualified healthcare provider in the areas of massage therapy, acupuncture and other services. Ms. Tran was charged with Fraud over $5000, 2 counts of Attempted Fraud over $5000, Forgery, Uttering Forged Documents, 2 counts of defrauding the public and Attempt to obstruct Justice.
Additionally, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario obtained an injunction from the Superior Court of Justice declaring that Ms. Tran violated Section 7(2) of the Massage Therapy Act by holding herself out as a person qualified to practice massage therapy in the province of Ontario. The court further directed Ms. Tran to cease and desist from holding herself out as qualified to practice as a Registered Massage Therapist or in a specialty of massage therapy. Ms. Tran has been order to pay costs to the College in the amount of $5000 by Court Order dated February 23, 2010.
Anyone with information in relation to Ms. Tran and Ajax Unisex Salon and Spa are asked to contact D/C Jeff Allbon of the Major Crime Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext 5224. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
About the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario exists to protect the public interest and to regulate the profession of massage therapy. The College is committed to zero tolerance towards illegal practitioners and their misrepresentations to the public. The College encourages the public to ensure they are receiving their care from a Registered Massage Therapist, who holds registration with the College. By checking the College website and/or asking care providers about their qualifications will help to ensure they received their care from a qualified Registered Massage Therapist. Registered Massage Therapists can be searched at https://www.cmto.com/imis_eseries/source/Members/publicregister.cfm.
If you have any concerns about the practitioner you are receiving massage therapy with, please contact, the Professional Conduct Department Tel: (416) 489-2626 or 1-800-465-1933 ext. 113 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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