A Regina male is charged with Fraud Over $5,000 in a case that alleges the accused defrauded the numbered company of which he was a partner. The numbered company was created by three partners to buy property, renovate, and sell for profit. It should be noted that the business activity of this company was not the subject of criminal investigation, but rather the alleged fraudulent activity of one of the partners. On October 4, 2012, the Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes Section received an allegation of fraud and began their investigation. It is alleged that between May 2011 and February 2012, one of the partners in the business wrote company cheques to himself without approval of the company. As a result of investigation by the Regina Police Service Commercial Crime Unit, a 46 year-old male was arrested without incident on May 6, 2013 and charged.
Forty-six year-old Sergio Saverio Lorenzo COPPOLA (DOB 1966/08/07) of Regina is facing a charge of Fraud over $5,000, contrary to section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. COPPOLA will appear in Provincial Court on June 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.