Investigators in the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have charged a Cole Harbour woman with numerous fraud-related offences.
On March 15, 2014, Halifax Regional Police received the first of numerous complaints about Maritime Property Management Incorporated and its owner; the business is also called Secure Property Management as the two companies amalgamated years ago. The company acted as a liaison between owners/directors, residents and contractors, and also prepared annual budgets, supervised staff/contractors and oversaw property administrators and accountants. Clients reported that there had been issues with receiving rent cheques, insufficient and missing funds as well as issues with accounting.
After an extensive investigation, investigators determined that over a dozen corporations and individuals were defrauded over $425,000 between January 2012 and January 2016.
On August 24, investigators charged 51-year-old Iris Doreen Procenko of Cole Harbour with the following offences:
· Fraud over $5,000 x10
· Fraud under $5,000 x4
· Criminal breach of trust
· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
· False pretence to obtain credit
· Laundering proceeds of crime
Procenko is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 4 to answer to the charges.
Source: Media Release