Client H.J. was charged with 180 fraud- related offences. It was alleged that H.J., along with other unknown parties, were fraudulently obtaining personal banking information from unsuspecting victims. This information was then used to create cloned credit and debit cards. In 2012, 142 banking institutions in both Canada and the southern United States had reported financial losses related to fraudulent activity occurring in the GTA, specifically Brampton and Toronto. In total, approximately $40,000 in fraudulent losses were reported in one month. The actual scope of the total financial losses to these institutions is still unknown but estimated to be in excess of 3 million dollars. Upon further investigation, a warrant was executed at the residence of H.J., who was subsequently arrested in connection to these charges. Upon taking carriage of the case, Mr. Batasar reviewed disclosure at length, which was in excess of 2000 documents inclusive of officer notes, banking records and witness statements. The Crown Attorney was seeking a lengthy jail penitentiary sentence, in excess of three years custody. Mr. Batasar was able to successfully argue the case, and have the Crown Attorney agree to a sentence of only 8 month custody.
Gary Batasar Peel Brampton criminal lawyer – Fraud- related offences