Ontario business owners accused of defrauding people out of $300K wanted on Canada-wide warrants

VAUGHAN, Ont. – York Regional Police are looking for two business owners accused of defrauding people out of more than $300,000.

Police say they began investigating in January when a woman reported to them that she had used a Vaughan, Ont.-based company called Mabini Express to transfer money to family in the Philippines.

Investigators say that several days later, the woman learned her family had not received the money.

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They say when she went to the company, she found a sign saying that the business was permanently closed.

Police say they’ve since learned about 36 people who lost a combined total of more than $300,000.

Canada-wide warrants have been issued for Jesus Mallari, 66, of Toronto and Teresita Mallari, 69, of Toronto, who are wanted on charges of fraud over $5,000 and four counts each of uttering forged documents and forgery.

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