A St. John’s man has been convicted of fraud and forgery under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
According to the RCMP, Keith Ryan, 43, pleaded guilty to fraud, forgery and related charges on May 21, stemming from an investigation order from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy to the RCMP Commercial Crime Section.
Ryan was charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000 and one count of forgery under the Criminal Code of Canada, as well as two counts of obtaining credit within one year of an immediately preceding bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
The RCMP said in a news release, Ryan has been given conditional sentence orders totalling 10 months and will be put on one year probation thereafter. He was also fined $500 for each Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act violation.