WINNIPEG — Prosecutors are seeking a seven-year prison term for a Winnipeg man they say was one of the leading operators of a complex fraud scheme that bilked Manitoba Public Insurance of more than $620,000.
Quincy Adurogboye, 33, appeared for sentencing in the Court of Queen’s Bench Monday after previously pleading guilty to eight counts of fraud over $5,000 and commission of fraud for the benefit of a criminal organization.
Adurogboye is the brother of Lamont Sesay, who pleaded guilty to the same charges and will be sentenced next year.
Police began “Project Rollback” in 2005 after learning dozens of used cars with hefty mileage were being purchased in Ontario for cheap. They were brought to Manitoba and altered to reflect greatly reduced odometer readings, which increased their value.
The accused would then make phoney sales to each other, insure the vehicles at the increased price and then stage accidents and thefts to cash in through the claims process.
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 24, 2013