TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As events unfold with respect to the
daycare licensing process, new developments are uncovering a systemic
and pervasive series of anomalies and questionable practices with
respect to Ministry of Education daycare licensing practices.
Mr. Gerald Jutsun, a fraud investigator and President of FSI Fraud
Security Investigations, who is also the owner and President of Tiny
Town Daycare, claims to have uncovered a widespread series of fraud and
collusion, not only within his own daycare centers, but now with over a
dozen other daycare centres and all centered in the Region of Peel. The
matter has further escalated with lawsuits by Mr. Jutsun against a
former employee, the Ministry of Education and its ministry licensing
director and inspectors (see April 10, 2014 Canada Newswire release - http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1337207/daycare-operator-sues-ontario-ministry-of-education-for-26-million) .
The case is now further amplified with another daycare operator coming
forward and preparing legal action against the Ministry of Education
and its agents, for similar alleged prejudicial practices and
Mrs. Ambereen Shahid, formerly the owner of First Choice Daycare and
Montessori in Brampton, states that she has undergone a series of
highly irregular and questionable licensing investigations. Her license
was terminated after she spent tens of thousands of dollars and endured
a barrage of inspections and reports which resulted in her termination.
Subsequent to the termination of her license, she moved to sell her
daycare and was in the process of doing so, but without final
consummation of the purchase and sale of her daycare center.
The daycare's purported new buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, was
granted a daycare operating license within days of application and
before confirmation of the purchase of the daycare center. This was in
contrast to Mrs. Shahid's provisional license, granted 8 months earlier
in June 2013. Mrs. Shaheed underwent a series of ongoing monitoring
inspections until January 2014, after which her license was terminated
after she was cautioned to spend significant amounts of money.
The new buyer was granted an operating license almost immediately
thereafter and was to take over the center with all assets and
improvements intact. The purported buyer also entered the daycare and
ran its operations for two weeks thereafter. Mr. Jutsun questions how
the buyer was granted a new operating license for 71 children, just
after Mrs. Shahid's license was terminated, when in fact the sale had
not been finalized.
The daycare center has since been purchased by Mr. Jutsun and Tiny Town
Daycare from Mrs. Shahid, and who are now only granted permission to
operate with 5 children in the center, pending a re-application for the
71 childcare license. Mr. Jutsun states that if a new buyer could be
granted a license almost instantaneously, Tiny Town Daycare should be
granted an operating license as soon as possible, with the licensing
process now underway.
The purported buyer claims that they are out of pocket with significant
costs and was assured a daycare center with the issuance of an
operating daycare license. Mr. Jutsun is considering compensating her
for her losses and which has yet to be quantified. He claims that the
status of the outstanding license, granted for 71 children, is now
called into question. Mr. Jutsun also questions whether the issued
licence and ostensibly signed by the Director of Licensing and
Compliance, Ms. Sue Ewen, is rescinded, stayed or stands for the buyer
to re-enact the purchase of the daycare.
Mr. Jutsun states that it is a series of anomalies and incongruous
events which keep escalating and raising further questions. "This is a
highly complex case that needs a rigorous and intensified investigation
into the daycare licensing practices, and which are highly suspect and
non-transparent," he says.
Mr. Jutsun also claims to have provocative detailed evidence of the
fraud operation, and is compiling more data from further operators
coming forward. He states that many of the other daycare operators are
terrified of forfeiting their licenses and/or being arrested and
imprisoned in jail. Furthermore, he states that part of this systemic
fear is that some of the daycare operators are new immigrants to Canada
and are fearful of government policing tactics through fear and
Mr. Jutsun is preparing a compendium of evidence to be delivered to the
Ministry of Education, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Official
Opposition with the Progressive Conservatives. He states that governing
authorities need to be prudent and reactive to what is becoming a major
fraud issue, and is also putting thousands of children in jeopardy with
Minster Liz Sandals has not responded to the issue, and Opposition
Critic Rob Leone is being duly apprised of all details of collated
evidence now being coalesced. The matter is further heightened with the
ongoing Provincial election.
SOURCE: JMG Publicist
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