Woman given suspended sentence for fraud

Satvir Brar of Abbotsford also ordered to pay more than $6,700 in restitution

An Abbotsford woman has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to pay just over $6,700 in restitution after previously pleading guilty to one count of fraud.

Satvir Brar was initially charged with six offences – two counts of theft over $5,000, two counts of fraud over $5,000, one count of theft and one count of fraud – but the other five charges were stayed on Dec. 11 in Abbotsford provincial court.

A suspended sentence means Brar will receive a criminal record and could go to jail if she violates the conditions of her one-year probation.

Brar, 29, who also goes by the names Nikki Brar and Nikki Perdja, was charged in early 2014 after two people filed reports with the Abbotsford Police Department regarding concerns about failed investments they had made through Brar.

Police at the time said cheques provided to the complainants to reimburse their lost funds had bounced.

The court ruling last week ordered Brar to pay back $4,200 to one victim and $2,500 to the other.

Brar was the subject of two prior “cease and desist” orders prohibiting her from taking part in unlicensed mortgage broker activities.

The first compliance order was issued by the B.C. government’s registrar of brokers in March 2011.

That order states that Brar was acting as a mortgage broker through the companies Private Lending Inc., Canada Lending, and Alliance Brokers North America, none of which are registered as mortgage brokers in B.C.

Two people who went through Brar to secure loans filed complaints when the loans did not come through and Brar failed to return their deposits.

A second order was issued in July 2011 by the Superintendent of Financial Services in Ontario, where Brar resided before moved to B.C.

In part, she was ordered to stop arranging mortgages and to stop accepting fees in connection with the arrangement of a mortgage.

The incidents for which she was charged in Abbotsford occurred in June, July and August 2011.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Abbotsford considering raising education fee on new developments

Fee, which funds property acquisition for new schools, hasn’t budged since 2007

Abbotsford Photo Arts Club holds show in Mission

Exhibit runs June 18 to July 6 at The Rock Family Gallery

Abbotsford hopes to restrict new marijuana grow applications

After provincial rule change this spring, city left looking to craft its own rules

Abbotsford to boost transit faster than first planned

City to get 12 new buses, expand service by 40 per cent, by end of 2022

No student left behind by prohibitive fees, Abbotsford officials say

Approved 2019/20 fees include non-mandatory cost of school supplies

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Parents of BC murder victim want personal belongings returned

Lisa Dudley’s parents, Rosemarie and Mark Surakka, were at the Mission RCMP detachment Sunday

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read