Toronto woman charged with fraud relating to the bankruptcy process

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2012 /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.

Thu Hien NGUYEN, age 28, of Toronto has been charged with five counts under Sections 362 and 368 of the Criminal Code; 'obtaining credit by false pretense' and 'uttering forged documents'.  Furthermore, Ms. NGUYEN is also charged with two additional offences under Sections 198(1)(b) and 198(2) of the BIA; 'fraudulent disposition of property' and 'failing to comply with duties as a bankrupt'.

The matter is scheduled for first appearance at Ontario Court of Justice - Old City Hall in Toronto on September 14, 2012.

The Superintendent of Bankruptcy has special investigation units located in major Canadian centers, including Toronto, that work in an integrated fashion with the RCMP to investigate fraudulent bankruptcies. The RCMP works closely with the Superintendent of Bankruptcy's office to maintain the integrity of the insolvency system by investigating individuals and businesses who commit bankruptcy fraud.

The RCMP GTA Commercial Crime Section can be reached by calling 1-800-461-9398.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information:

Sgt. Richard Rollings,
Media Relations Coordinator
RCMP "O" Division
Office: (519)640-7302
Cell: (416)992-4409


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