A man charged with pretending to practise witchcraft and defrauding a Hamilton couple of nearly $8,000 has allegedly struck again, this time in Quebec.
An elderly Montreal couple was allegedly defrauded of $13,000 on Nov. 28 by a man claiming to be a “healer”, Toronto police said.
The day before, Gustavo Valencia Gomez, 40, of Mississauga, was arrested on four charges in Toronto, having been accused of similar acts.
Husband-and-wife team facing fraud charges after allegedly preying on Filipino community
Published on Thursday December 20, 2012
Quintin Robles and Rowena Villanueva during a vacation in Varadero, Cuba. The couple is accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community out of their lifesavings.
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A Toronto couple accused of bilking investors in the Filipino community in a phoney chiropractic clinic scheme has been arrested and charged with 34 fraud-related offences.
The arrests come a year after a Star investigation revealed dozens of investors were promised returns as high as 7 to 10 per cent a month if they invested in a chain of clinics in which one of the accused claimed to be a part owner.
Two Markham men arrested after $1.5 million marijuana grow-op bust
Published on Friday December 21, 2012
Erica Rae Chong
Two Markham men are facing drug charges in relation to a large marijuana grow operation in Bowmanville.
Durham Regional Police executed a search warrant at an address on Scottsdale Dr. near Liberty St. N. and seized more than 1,500 marijuana plants worth around $1.5 million, as well as various pieces of growing equipment. The two men were arrested at the residence.’
Siu Lung Chau, 29, and Ping Li, 26, were charged with production of marijuana and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
This is the 14th indoor marijuana grow operation shut down this year by Durham police.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact theDrug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.
Two men accused of trafficking crack cocaine were arrested on Dec. 20.
Undercover officers allegedly tracked down one suspect and were able to buy cocaine from the man on three separate occasions.
Man jailed for life for killing Toronto barber
By Genevieve Tomney, CBC News Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:55 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012 6:28 PM ET
Kevin, left, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. His brother Chris Perez has charges against him dropped. (Alex Tavshunsky/CBC) Facebook
A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges on Friday in the slayinging of a popular barber from Toronto’s Malvern neighbourhood.
Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death last January inside his barbershop at Malvern Town Centre.
Kevin Perez entered the guilty plea, admitting he pulled the trigger on the shotgun and killed Thompson after the barber pulled out of a $300 deal.