Fraud Against Employers

Did you know that in Ontario and across Canada, employees are considered to be in a position of trust toward their employer and that violating this trust is viewed as far more serious than stealing from a third party? Stealing from an employer can result in severe penalties.

Stealing from an employer is a serious form of criminal theft in Canada that often results in penalties of prison and a criminal record upon conviction. Having a skilled Toronto criminal defence lawyer on your side can often be the difference in the outcome of a case. Damien R. Frost has more than 30 years of criminal law experience. He and his associates routinely defend employees facing accusations and charges of:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Employee theft of physical property
  • Tampering with electronic data and computer systems
  • Forgery
  • Stealing of company secrets, intellectual property and other types of proprietary information

As in all criminal cases, entering a plea of guilty to a fraud charge can have profound consequences. Having a criminal record related to employee theft and fraud may affect your ability to find work, your immigration status, your reputation, your family and your personal freedom. Not only will Mr. Frost and his associates work diligently to minimize the consequences that you are facing, but they also will make every effort to keep a low profile during criminal cases, protecting you from any undue attention or negative publicity.

Because of Mr. Frost's experience and skill, he has earned a reputation amongst fellow lawyers as well as judges and other professionals in the community for his ability to handle complex cases as well as appeals involving white collar fraud, especially where the value is over $5,000. If it is alleged that you have committed fraud in excess of one million dollars the Criminal Code imposes a minimum jail sentence of two years in the penitentiary. You need the expertise and experience that Damien R. Frost & Associates can provide.

Protect your present and your future. Before you speak with your employer or the police, talk with Mr. Frost and his associates about your situation, your legal needs and to learn about your options. To arrange a free 30-minute initial consultation with Mr. Frost or one of his associates, call 1-888-853-6010 or contact the firm via email.

I hired Ms Rebecca Young regarding a legal matter in October 2015. I found her and the firm to be very professional and helpful. The whole process took about one year to resolve. I followed her advice and the outcome was in my favour. I would recommend her for her professionalism, knowledge and pleasant attitude.

I.S.

Daniel, thank you for your excellent work. I am pleased with the outcome. I didn't feel 'prosecuted' and I believe that is due to your excellent advocacy skills and rapport with the Court.

A.F.

I was accused by my former employer of interfering and damaging their computer systems. I was charged under the Criminal Code for mischief, unauthorized access and destruction of data, which was a very scary, stressful, and upsetting experience. I thought that my world was over and all the hard work I had done in my life was coming to an end. Mr. Frost's initial consultation (which was no obligation and free of charge) helped a lot to calm my nerves and comfort me and my family in trying times. His team was very understanding, sympathetic, concerned and supporting, she always took my frantic phone calls with calmness and assurance and helped me understand the progress of my case clearly. At every step, I received sound professional advice. At the end of the case, the charges were dropped. As a result, I do not have a criminal record, my reputation is intact, and my current job is still secure. Words cannot truly express my gratitude for having such amazing lawyers. From explaining the terminology used in court, to sitting with me outside the court room when I couldn't hold back my tears, they stood by my side. Thank you for exceeding my expectations, and then some.

J.S.

We were very pleased with Mr. Frost's representation. He provided us with the best possible legal representation. He was dedicated to obtaining a tremendous resolution in what was complex litigation while being always mindful that we required a cost-effective solution.

B.B.

I was charged along with nine other physicians with fraud against OHIP. I was also the subject of a complaint before the College of Physicians and Surgeons arising from the same allegations. I was assigned counsel by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). On the advice of a friend who was a Crown Counsel I insisted that I be allowed to retain Mr. Frost. I am very pleased that I was allowed to do so. Mr. Frost (together with Ms. Samantha Peeris) provided me with first class representation. He convinced the Crown to drop the charges against me. His office always kept me informed in a timely fashion of any developments. He clearly understood the impact of these allegations on my professional reputation. Mr. Frost always maintained a very low profile. Mr. Frost went on to represent me before the College of Physicians and Surgeons ensuring that no disciplinary was taken. I continue to practice medicine in my area of expertise.

Dr. C.

I am a healthcare provider with a practice in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario. I was represented by Mr. Frost before my professional licensing College with respect to a complaint by an insurance company. I was quite concerned that the complaint could affect my professional standing and reputation. Mr. Frost understood what needed to be done. He also understood the impact the complaint was having on me personally. He acted quickly. He was able to convince the College to take no further action. I was relieved that his representation was very low profile and my professional reputation was not undermined with the public or the College. As a result of his representation my status with that particular insurer was regularized.

C.C.