Property Manager Charged in 4.1 Million Dollar Condo Management Fraud

Crime 100By Staff

May 21, 2015


After a lengthy investigation by the Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit, a St. Catharines man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in defrauding thirteen local condominium corporations of 4.1 million dollars between March 2009 and September 2014.

Brett Mackenzie LEAHEY, 45 yrs, acted as the owner/operator of Integrated Condominium Management (ICM), a property management firm responsible for servicing and managing the finances of ten condominium corporations in the City of Burlington and three in the City of Hamilton.

Among several of the allegations, Mr. Leahey forged property maintenance invoices and contracts, fraudulently charged the condominiums for work not completed and re-distributed assets from the corporations to his business accounts for personal use.

“Our investigation would indicate that Mr. Leahey clearly took advantage of the position entrusted to him by these corporations for his own personal gain,” stated Detective Constable Derek Wilson of the Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit.

Leahey will appear for a bail hearing at Milton Provincial Court on Thursday May 21st, in relation to the following charges:

• Defraud the Public
• Fraud Over $5,000 – 7 Counts
• Laundering Proceeds of Crime – 3 Counts
• Utter Forged Document – 11 Counts
• Possession of Proceeds of Crime – 2 Counts

The condominiums involved were not named in the police report.

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