A 40 year-old Saskatoon male is facing charges of fraud and theft after investigations by the Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes Unit. These charges are in relation to transactions made at tradeshows in Regina: two in the past six months and another from three years ago.
The charges stem from purchases involving the same vendor at different tradeshows. The first allegation was made in November 2016, when a visitor to a booth at a tradeshow in Regina purchased two items, priced at 200 and 300 dollars, respectively. Later, the purchaser noted that the transactions entered on her credit card were approximately ten times higher than the prices of the items purchased. When the victim requested a refund, she was refused and was told a cheque would be issued. This did not happen. Then, in June, 2019, two more incidents were reported, involving the same vendor and different victims. This investigation resulted in the arrest, on November 29, 2019, of a 40 year-old male. A review of the 2016 file determined that charges in that case were appropriate, as well.
Forty- year-old Maor SINAY, of Saskatoon, is charged with Fraud over $5,000 [380(1)(a) CC] and Theft over $5,000 [334(a) CC], in relation to the 2016 file. He is also charged with 2 X Fraud under $5,000 [380(1)(b) CC] and 2 X Theft under $5,000 [334(b) CC] for the 2019 cases. SINAY was released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on January 16, 2020.