Arrests in York University Fraud

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 3:15 p.m. March 20, 2014
Updated: 8:21 a.m. March 21, 2014

Three York University employees have been arrested and charged with the misappropriation of funds.

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Detective Gail Regan speaks to media about the fraud arrests
On March 19,  Financial Crimes investigators arrested Vaughan residents Vittoria and Melissa Caparello, ages 51 and 27, and 38-year-old Yossi Zaidfeld.

It’s alleged that they were involved in a fraudulent billing scheme between November 2005 and October 2012. The losses incurred were $1.6 million.

The older Caparello, who was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, appeared in court on March 20. Zaidfeld, who faces one count of fraud over $5,000 and Melissa Caparello, charged with possession of property obtained by fraud, will appear in court on April 28.

At a press conference at police headquarters on March 20, Detective Gail Regan said the investigation is ongoing.

“We anticipate further arrests and charges,” she said. “York University contacted us immediately and the investigation has been going on actively for about 3-4 months.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (416) 808-7300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

@TorontoPolice News Conference re: Three Arrests in $1.6M York University Fraud Investigation
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