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Fifteen searches conducted to counter fraud of $ 90 million

Fifteen searches conducted to counter fraud of $ 90 million


The Surete of Quebec has launched 15 raids Wednesday morning in the Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke against a network of fraudsters who had developed a scheme to cut taxes for investors.


The extent of this fraud is estimated at nearly $ 90 million.

According to information provided by the Investigation Service of crime against the State of SQ, scammers proceeded with the sale of computer products franchise.

The precise police that he was a computer product that was sold and for which the given bill was higher than the transaction itself. The people who carried out the purchase of the wrong product, individual or small business, then made complaints with the government.

"Over 1,100 franchises were sold to more than 450 investors," advanced Ingrid Asselin of the SQ, but said that the current search could help find an even larger network.

About 150 police officers and 70 investigators from Revenue Quebec have been mobilized in the operation, based on a survey year.

Several suspects have been identified and will be met in the context of this investigation. For now, no one has been arrested.

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