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Our Successes

Theft & Fraud

R. vs. T.X. – Insurance Fraud Investigation.

Charge: Insurance fraud under $5,000 investigation.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with criminal charges.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to negotiate civil repayment and obtained a civil Release, ensuring that the matter would end. No criminal charges.

R. vs. S.G. – Coquitlam RCMP Investigation

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade the investigating RCMP member to not forward criminal charges after we settled the matter civilly on our client’s behalf. No criminal record.

R. vs. C.L. – Civil Fraud Investigation

Charge: Fraud/Theft from employer.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with criminal charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to negotiate repayment on our client’s behalf and obtained a civil release from the employer. No charges were forwarded to Crown counsel. No criminal record.

R. vs. D.D. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Over $5000; Theft Over $5000 (from employer).

Issues: Whether Crown counsel could prove the full amount of the alleged theft and whether our client would be sentenced to jail in this breach of trust case.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel that they could only prove a $49,000 theft rather than the $75,000 allegation. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court sentenced our client to an 18 month conditional sentence order. No jail.

R. vs. K.J. – ICBC Fraud Investigation

Charges: Insurance (ICBC) Fraud.

Issue: Whether charges would be forwarded to Crown counsel.

Result: Mr. Gauthier  intervened with the ICBC investigator on our client’s behalf and was able to clarify and explain the information that ICBC had flagged as being possibly fraudulent. The matter was resolved with no charges being forwarded to Crown counsel. No prosecution; no criminal record.

R. vs. M.H. – Employee Fraud Investigation

Charges: Theft from Employer.

Issue: Whether the complainant would proceed with a criminal complaint when they discovered $65,000 in fraudulent transactions purportedly committed by our client.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to successfully negotiate a civil settlement on our client’s behalf. No police investigation; no charges; no criminal record.

R. vs. M.P. – ICBC insurance fraud investigation.

Charge: Insurance fraud.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to steer our client through the investigation by helping our client rectify the fraudulent information that he had provided to I.C.B.C. No charges approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. R.M. – Insurance fraud investigation

Charge: Fraud Under $5000.

Issue: Whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution in this extended health insurance fraud matter.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to negotite a civil settlement and to persuade the investigator to not pursue a prosecution. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.F. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information about our client to Crown counsel and persuaded Crown to not approve any charges in this matter. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.L. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove that our client intended to steal the items she took from the store.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to provide information to police about our client and to persuade police to not proceed with any charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.S. – Sidney RCMP Investigation

Charges: Theft/Fraud Over (from employer).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for police to proceed with criminal charges in this case involving $70,000 in misappropriated funds.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a civil settlement with the complainant and then persuaded police that there was no public interest in a criminal prosecution. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Theft Over $5000 (from employer).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether she would be sentenced to jail.

Result: After steering our client through counselling and arranging her repayment of the misappropriated funds, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to not seek a. jail sentence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the court granted a suspended sentence and placed our client on probation for 18 months. No jail.