The Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit, comprised of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB), have charged a Maidstone, Ontario resident with offences under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Marie Mtanios MOUBARAK, age 38, of Maidstone, Ontario will appear at Brampton Court of Justice, Brampton, Ontario on November 3, 2017, where she will face charges with respect to the bankruptcy process.
Ms. MOUBARAK is charged with:
- Obtaining credit by false pretence contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (x6)
- Uttering a forged document contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
The bankruptcy system is intended for the honest but unfortunate debtor. However, there are instances where individuals abuse the system by failing to comply with their duties under the bankruptcy process and/or engaging in fraudulent criminal activities. Offences are identified through detection programs or through complaints from creditors, the licensed insolvency trustee or the public.
Since January 2014, the Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit has charged 39 individuals and four corporations with 169 offences under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and 129 offences under the Criminal Code encompassing liabilities of approximately $109 million.
Should members of the public have any information related to bankruptcy fraud schemes they are urged to contact either the Ontario RCMP at 1-800-387-0020, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy at 1-877-376-9902 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.