Fraud Over $5,000

An allegation of committing fraud that involves a substantial amount of money not only carries a stiff penalty if you are convicted, but it can severely and permanently damage your reputation. If you are arrested or even believe that you are under investigation for fraud totalling over $5,000 you should seek out experienced counsel to discuss your options and how to protect your legal rights and interests.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, any person who is found guilty of fraud over $5,000 is guilty of an indictable offence that is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 14 years. If convicted of fraud in excess of one million dollars, the Criminal Code of Canada imposes a minimum jail sentence of two years in the penitentiary.

You need the expertise and experience that Damien R. Frost & Associates can provide.

Damien R. Frost is a Toronto criminal defence lawyer who has more than 30 years of experience handling white collar crime cases, including high value fraud cases such as:

  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Insurance fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Securities fraud
  • Identity theft, including cheque fraud, credit card fraud, debit card fraud, forgery, bank fraud

In Ontario, people facing these allegations are also charged with different types of theft offences. Mr. Frost and his associates understand the importance of taking action right away to help minimize the consequences you are facing. From their extensive experience handling these types of cases, they know that it can be difficult for the Crown to prove all the elements necessary to sustain the charges and win a conviction. They will work hard to expose these flaws and seek the best possible outcome.

Do Not Wait Until You Have Been Charged — Contact a Lawyer Today

If you are facing criminal charges or even suspect that you are under investigation, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Being proactive can preserve the possibility to settle issues before you are charged with any type of serious criminal offence that may damage your record and reputation. Before talking to the police, call 1-888-853-6010 and contact Damien R. Frost & Associates for a free 30-minute consultation.

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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.

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C.C.