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Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley condo builder’s fraud sentencing in U.S. delayed due to COVID-19

Mark Chandler’s own lawyer contracted COVID-19 in December

 

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Fraudsters projected to use pet scams to gouge over $3M from customers: BBB

The pandemic heavily contributed to the number of puppy scams

 

Mark Chandler outside the Vancouver Courthouse during an appearance for his extradition proceedings. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mark Chandler outside the Vancouver Courthouse during an appearance for his extradition proceedings. (Langley Advance Times files)
The website Chigoby is among eight scam online retailers that have been identified by the Better Business Bureau. The site was fraudulently using an Abbotsford residential address, but has since switched to one in Poland.

8 scam online-shopping websites fraudulently use Abbotsford address

Better Business Bureau says victims lost hundreds for non-existent or poor-quality products

The website Chigoby is among eight scam online retailers that have been identified by the Better Business Bureau. The site was fraudulently using an Abbotsford residential address, but has since switched to one in Poland.
Mark Chandler, outside the B.C. Supreme Court building, during an appearance for one of his extradition hearing appearances in January, 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Trial date set in U.S. fraud trial of Langley condo builder

Mark Chandler was extradited after a four-year legal battle

Mark Chandler, outside the B.C. Supreme Court building, during an appearance for one of his extradition hearing appearances in January, 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE – RCMP are investigating after $230,000 allegedly disappeared from the Coquitlam Little League’s accounts. (pxfuel.com)

Mounties launch probe after $230K ‘disappears’ from Coquitlam Little League funds

Discrepancy was discovered when refunds were being issued for cancelled season

FILE – RCMP are investigating after $230,000 allegedly disappeared from the Coquitlam Little League’s accounts. (pxfuel.com)
Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks

Many of the hacked CRA accounts were targeted as part of a broader ‘credential stuffing’ attack

Canada Revenue Agency suspends online services after cyberattacks
Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has been charged with breach of trust, fraud, and theft related to her job from 2013 to 2016. (Facebook photo)

Former Abbotsford Police finance director charged with fraud, theft and breach of trust

Shelley Mickens of Surrey was ordered to pay back $312,000 in 2017 civil suit

Shelley Mickens, a former Abbotsford Police finance director, has been charged with breach of trust, fraud, and theft related to her job from 2013 to 2016. (Facebook photo)
Andrij Olesiuk, who was found guilty of charges including fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime enters after he defrauded thousands of dollars from Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe donors, enters Saskatoon Provincial Court for his sentencing hearing in Saskatoon, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Man who set up fake Humboldt Broncos fundraiser gets 14-month jail sentence

Olesiuk received three months for the Humboldt fundraiser and 11 months for the other scheme

Andrij Olesiuk, who was found guilty of charges including fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime enters after he defrauded thousands of dollars from Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe donors, enters Saskatoon Provincial Court for his sentencing hearing in Saskatoon, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)

Haida Gwaii firefighters accidentally send $100K to fraudsters in elaborate scheme

RCMP, Northern Savings Credit Union working to recover funds, but ‘unsure if that will be possible’

In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)
Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

The man allegedly claimed he worked for Interior Health

Man allegedly impersonates health official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home
A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)

Coquitlam senior loses $16,000 to bank security scam

Scammers told 71-year-old new Canadian her credit card was ‘compromised’ and to buy gift cards

A stack of bills seized during a search warrant in a fraud investigation. (Coquitlam RCMP photo)
In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)

Investor alert: Nearly half of B.C. young adults susceptible to the ‘trust trap’

British Columbia Securities Commission says ‘trust traps’ are questionable tips from friends or family

In a release on Monday, March 2, 2020, the British Columbia Securities Commission warned British Columbians not to fall into the “trust trap” – a questionable investment tip from friends or family. (PxHere photo)
Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in January 2020, he is facing 39 charges for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)

Convicted Fraser Valley con man facing 39 charges in Vancouver area

Donald Quinnell got four years prison in 2015, again facing fraud, theft, stolen credit card charges

Convicted con man Donald Robert Quinnell was sentenced to four years in jail in 2015 for his confidence scams on elderly victims in Chilliwack and Agassiz. Now, in January 2020, he is facing 39 charges for the same in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver. (RCMP)
Appeal filed by Langley man convicted in $6 million fraud

Appeal filed by Langley man convicted in $6 million fraud

Kirk Roberts is appealing his fraud conviction after pleading guilty earlier this year

Appeal filed by Langley man convicted in $6 million fraud
Esther Moerman, a Langley photographer, lost $4,200 to a scam that targets small business owners. (Photo contributed)

Langley photographer stung in $4,200 overpayment scam

This type of scam uses fake cheques and plays on the victim’s sympathy

Esther Moerman, a Langley photographer, lost $4,200 to a scam that targets small business owners. (Photo contributed)
Fake “water quality” phone calls may be scam, Langley Township warns

Fake “water quality” phone calls may be scam, Langley Township warns

Residents warned not to give personal info to callers

Fake “water quality” phone calls may be scam, Langley Township warns