Contractor Fraud Gets Absolute Discharge – R. v. G.T. [2010]

R. v. G.T. [2010] – Client with own home renovation and contracting business charged with multiple counts of Breach of Trust related Fraud Under $5000.  Police alleged that Client regularly and intentionally took large sum deposits and failed to show up for or complete the work.  Multiple complainants contacted police, and prior incidents of complaints were on police file.  Following discussion with the Crown, Client makes restitution payment and court accepts joint submission of absolute discharge.  ABSOLUTE DISCHARGE – NO CRIMINAL RECORD