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Man charged in connection with $290K fraud at Vaughan company

The accused was an employee of a structural steel fabrication company from 2010 to 2019, York Regional Police say
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit have charged a 50-year-old Brantford man in connection with a $290,000 fraud investigation.

In July 2020, officers with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation into a man suspected of defrauding his former employer of more than $290,000. The accused was an employee of a structural steel fabrication company in the City of Vaughan between April 19, 2010 and April 12, 2019. During that time, his pay was topped up with money from company accounts and company cheques were deposited into his personal accounts.

Prior to his employment at this company, the accused was a chartered accountant certified by the Certified Management Accountant organization, however his credentials were revoked in 2012.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, the accused was arrested and charged.

Charged: 

  • Jeffrey David Martin, 50, Town of Brantford

Charges: 

  • Fraud over $5,000 
  • Theft over $5,000 
  • Falsification of books 
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6614, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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