Mississauga man accused of $1.2million securities investment fraud
TORONTO – The director of a fictitious securities investments company was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly pocketing a sum of $1.2 million paid by ten or more investors for shares that never purchased in two publically traded mining companies.
The accused, Carlos Alberto Pavao, 51, of Mississauga allegedly set up a public company and opened a company bank account to which the monies were payable to purchase the shares.
The investors signed a “Subscription Agreement” with the company which was never registered with the Ontario Securities Commission and the money was never used to purchase the shares promised to the victims of the fraud.
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