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Irina Fooks Update June 19, 2017
Sources tell us that Irina Chernyakhovsky was convicted of the fraudulent acts described in the article below and was sentenced two two years of house arrest. We are also told that she breached the conditions of her house arrest and most likely will be going back to prison for committing the breach.
Irina Chernyakhovsky (who also goes by the name Irina Fooks) was convicted of embezzling from several dental offices (see https://www.prosperident.com/2015/10/27/irina_chernyakhovsky/ and https://www.prosperident.com/2016/04/14/markham-dental-office-scammer-arrested-again/ )
Early in 2016, she was arrested and accused of fraudulently collecting government benefits in excess of $200,000.
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit have charged a 47-year-old Markham woman in connection with a more than $200,000 employment insurance fraud.
In August 2015, officers began an investigation after receiving a complaint from Service Canada about a series of employment insurance frauds that began in October 2008. Service Canada investigators had uncovered a total of $232,623 that was paid out following fraudulent benefit claims linked to the same suspect who used more than 60 different stolen identities.
Following a lengthy investigation, the suspect was identified and was arrested and charged.
• Irina CHERNYAKHOVSKY, 47, City of Markham
• Fraud Over $5,000
• Utter Forged Document
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
• Breach of Probation
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on February 18, 2016.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext., Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.