Charges laid in bankruptcy fraud investigation

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit comprised of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Commercial 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.

Magilthini HARIKARAN, age 37, of Toronto, Ontario has been charged with one count under section 380 of the Criminal Code; 'Fraud over $5,000' and one count under section 368 of the Criminal Code; 'Use of Forged document'.  Furthermore, Ms. HARIKARAN is charged with one count under the BIA section, 198(1)(c); 'Make a material omission in a Statement'.

The matter is scheduled for first appearance at Ontario Court of Justice - Old City Hall in Toronto on February 22, 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,
Media Relations
RCMP "O" Division
(416) 992-4409


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