Corner Brook man charged with fraud-related offences

Gary Kean
Published on September 4, 2014

A Corner Brook man has been charged with several federal offences regarding allegedly fraudulent financial activity.

 Unrelated, Dean William Joyce and his developer business have also been charged with violating bankruptcy legislation.

According to a press release issued by the RCMP late Thursday afternoon, Joyce has been charged with one count of fraud over $5,000 and 11 counts of false pretenses over $5,000.

The police said the charges filed by the RCMP Federal Operations East Unit in St. John’s were the result of an investigation entered into by the RCMP in 2012. The investigation revolved around Joyce’s employment with a company in Pasadena, for which he worked for several months in 2011.

He is set to make his first appearance in provincial court in Corner Brook on these charges Nov. 4.

In a separate matter, Joyce and his company, SLJ Developments Limited, have each been charged with one count of failing to comply under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. It is alleged that Joyce failed to comply with his obligations, as per the legislation, provided to him by the court-appointed trustee.

Joyce is scheduled to make his first appearance in provincial court in St. John’s on those charges Nov. 6.