Crime

Innisfil man charged following multi-jurisdictional investigation into construction equipment thefts

Innisfil man charged following multi-jurisdictional investigation into construction equipment thefts

An Innisfil, Ont., man is facing numerous charges following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the thefts of $475,000 worth of construction equipment and trailers. On Wednesday, James Hamilton, 24, was charged with 10 counts of theft over $5,000. Read more: Pedestrian transported to Toronto-area trauma centre after Barrie, Ont. hit-and-run According to officers, the offences happened over the past year in southern Ontario, including in Innisfil and Bradford. Trending Stories Simon Cowell has surgery after breaking his back in electric bike accident Over 500 coronavirus cases connected to public places in Canada since July […]

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CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

TORONTO — At least two prominent fundraising organizations in Canada have notified their donors that their personal information may have been compromised in a May ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of software designed to lock an information server and prevent it from being used by the host organization unless a payment is made, often in the form of a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. In this case, an unspecified amount was paid by a U.S. company that says it successfully prevented the information from being transmitted beyond the hacker. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and […]

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Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit

Edmonton lost $1.6M to invoicing scheme where city didn’t see the signs: audit

The City of Edmonton is trying to recover in court $1.6 million from what the city auditor said was a fraudulent invoice scheme involving a pair of city employees, a private sign supplier and the city’s neighborhood renewal program. Invoices were sent and cheques were cut over a four-year period between 2015 and 2019. Then, a tipster informed the city managers office and in March, police got involved. Read more: City auditor to look at size of Edmonton bureaucracy and middle management “On September 18, 2019, the city manager’s office received an email alleging that a City employee had […]

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