It is alleged that:
– the accused was an employee of a financial institution between March 1, 1994 and her retirement on August 30, 2007,
– from March 2002 until her retirement, the accused processed unauthorized withdrawals from 43 different accounts,
– the accounts consisted of Registered Income Funds (RIF), Life Income Funds (LIF) and Registered Savings Plans (RSP),
– the accused changed several clients’ mailing addresses to an anonymous location to prevent the victims from receiving withdrawal notifications and bank statements through the mail,
– the unauthorized withdrawals affected 31 senior-citizen clients from across Canada,
– the accused directed the funds into her own personal accounts and other accounts, totalling $205,849.96.
On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Alicia Canlas, 59, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
1) Fraud Over,
2) Laundering Proceeds of Crime.
The accused was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, room 507, at 2 p.m.