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May 31`17 - Carolyn Solomon and 1924067 Ontario Inc. - Conviction

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Toronto– Carolyn (Michelle) Solomon and 1924067 Ontario Inc. o/a Blue Mountain Travel pled guilty and were convicted of four (4) and one (1) counts of operating as a travel agent without registration, respectively, contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (theAct).

The pleas and convictions under the Act were joined with Ms. Solomon’s pleas and conviction of six (6) fraud related charges, under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Ms. Solomon was sentenced on both sets of charges, combined, as follows:

  1. 18 months’ jail, with credit for time already served;
  2. Three (3) years’ Probation with the condition (in addition to statutory conditions) that Ms. Solomon not sell or counsel for the purpose of selling any travel services to the public in any capacity;
  3. Restitution in the amount of $462,804.56 to be paid in equal monthly installments by the end of the 3-year probation period;
  4. An Order for a Fine In lieu of Forfeiture for the full amount of restitution. Failure to pay the full amount by the deadline provided, will result in Ms. Solomon’s imprisonment for another 3 years;
  5. A Prohibition Order for five (5) years prohibiting Ms. Solomon from having authority over real property, money or valuable security of another person; and
  6. An Order that a sample of Ms. Solomon’s DNA will be taken for future investigative purposes.

1924067 Ontario Inc. was sentenced to a fine of $50,000.00.

Ms. Solomon was the principal and a guiding mind of 1924067 Ontario Inc. and operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. In addition, Ms. Solomon was a former employee of 407488 Ontario Ltd. o/a Business & Vacation Travel Planners and Blue Mountain Travel (BMT), a registrant under the Act. BMT’s registration was voluntary terminated effective July 31, 2015. In a related prosecution, BMT and its officer and director, were charged and convicted of a number of offences under the Act.

Formed in 1997, TICO is a not-for-profit corporation wholly financed by Ontario-registered travel agents and wholesalers.  It administers the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.  TICO may be contacted at (905) 624-6241 or 1-888-451-TICO.  Visit TICO’s website at www.tico.caor email TICO at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

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