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fraud LAWYER | CALGARY

DEFENDING fraud CASES FOR OVER FIFTEEN YEARS


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Calgary criminal lawyer David Chow.


A theft essentially constitutes stealing another person’s belongings. Fraud occurs whenever actions are intentionally taken to place the target’s financial interests at risk. The concept of a property is far reaching; it includes theft, fraud, possession of stolen property, mischief, break and enter, home invasion, arson and a plethora of other crimes.  

The sentencing regime for property offences is vast.  On one end of the spectrum, low-level incidents of theft may result non-criminal type of consequences, while crimes violating the “trust” of an aggrieved party could result in substantial jail sentences. For instance, a trust theft usually entails stealing from an employer. Since employers place trust in employees and are vulnerable to them, many incidents of trust theft or trust fraud result in actual custodial sentences. Of course, the quantum of loss sustained by the aggrieved party is an important consideration.

I have successfully defended the entire spectrum of property crime, including theft, fraud, possession of stolen property and home invasion. 

Recent Case Results

R. v. M.S.

September 8, 2015

(Calgary, Q.B.) Client was charged with a trust fraud. The case resolved by agreement to a conditional sentence due to a Charter Notice alleging unreasonable delay in the proceedings.

R. v. H.M.

December 2, 2014

October 2014 (Calgary, P.C.)
Client was charged with a serious trust theft of an approximate value of $90,000.  David successfully argued for a conditional sentence.

R. v. C.W.

January 25, 2013

Client charged with multiple allegations of fraud in relation to a robbery tupe incident arising on the C-Train platform in Calgary.  After trial, she was acquitted due to reasonable doubt arrising from problematic eyewitness identification.

R. v. C.W.

January 25, 2013

Client charged with multiple allegations of fraud in relation to a robbery tupe incident arising on the C-Train platform in Calgary.  After trial, she was acquitted due to reasonable doubt arrising from problematic eyewitness identification.