TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Section (Toronto West Detachment) has charged a Toronto woman with fraud and uttering forged documents in regards to loans she received totaling over $900,000.
The investigation began after the RCMP received a request from Industry Canada to conduct an investigation into the actions of Irina Vasilevna GORDON (46 years old) of Toronto. The investigation revealed that GORDON had used numerous fraudulent documents to obtain four loans under the Canada Small Business Financing Program. The loans were obtained from four separate banks and totaled $946,452.00.
As a result of this investigation, the RCMP has charged GORDON with four counts of 'Fraud over $5000' contrary to section 380(1) of the Criminal Code (CC) and four counts 'Uttering Forged Documents' contrary to section 368(1)(b) of the CC.
On May 14, 2014, members of the RCMP arrested GORDON. She appeared at College Park Courthouse on May 15 and subsequently released on bail on May 20. Her next appearance is scheduled for July 2, 2014 at Old City Hall Courthouse.
"In some way, shape or form, we all pay for fraud against our financial institutions or our government", said Inspector Ann Koenig (Officer in Charge of RCMP Toronto West Detachment Financial Crime section). "The RCMP will continue to bring to justice those who abuse our financial systems. Maintaining Canada's economic integrity is a priority for the RCMP."
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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