(Toronto, Ontario – October 3, 2018) – The Integrated Bankruptcy Enforcement Unit, comprised of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB), have charged three Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents with offences related to a fraudulent Canada Small Business Loan in 2015 and the ensuing bankruptcy.
Nadia Muneeb Bukhari (age 30) and her husband Sheraz Hussain (age 31) both of Ajax, as well as a former basement tenant Sania Batool (age 35) of no fixed address are scheduled to appear at Ontario Court of Justice, Old City Hall in Toronto on October 4th, 2018. They are jointly charged with defrauding TD Canada Trust and the Government of Canada by obtaining $333,795 in Canada Small Business Loan Act financing ostensibly for the purchase of equipment and renovations to a business and misappropriating those funds for personal benefit contrary to the Criminal Code.
Bukhari, a bankrupt, is further charged with:
· three (3) counts of Obtaining Credit by False Pretence, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC)
· two (2) counts of Uttering a Forged Document, contrary to the CCC
· two (2) counts of Concealing Property to Defraud Creditors contrary to the CCC