Former Surrey man charged with fraud, theft and using forged documents

Former Surrey man charged with fraud, theft and using forged documents

Johny Panyavong, 26, was arrested in Ontario on June 18 and released on $5,000 bail in Surrey

Former Surrey man Johny Panyavong, 26, has been charged with fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and using forged documents, the B.C. Securities Commission is reporting. He was arrested June 18 in Ontario.

The charges were laid following a BCSC investigation and relate to allegations that $40,000 solicited for investment in a real estate project was misused and the investor was presented with forged financial and immigration documents, a BCSC press release states.

Panyavong was arrested following a joint effort by the BCSC’s criminal investigations branch, the Ontario Securities Commission’s joint serious offences team and the Niagara Regional Police.

He was then transferred to B.C. and after a June 24 appearance in Surrey provincial court was released on $5,000 bail and ordered to surrender all his travel documents.



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