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Vancouver man charged with criminal fraud and theft

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Vancouver – A Vancouver man has been charged under the Criminal Code with fraud over $5,000 and theft over $5,000 after an investigation by the British Columbia Securities Commission’s (BCSC) Criminal Investigations Branch. 

William Everett Graham, 76, was arrested August 26 by the RCMP’s University of British Columbia Detachment for the alleged crimes, which allegedly took place at a Richmond business.

Graham has been released on an undertaking – a formal, legal promise – to attend his first court appearance at Richmond Provincial Court on September 16. He is also forbidden from contacting the alleged victim.

Graham has never been registered to trade or sell securities or advise investors under the Securities Act.

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