If fraudsters don’t pay court ordered restitution in Ontario it’s up to victims to try to collect

Ontario courts have ordered fraudsters to pay nearly half a billion dollars in restitution to victims like Smith since 2010. But the provincial government doesn’t know how much of that money is ultimately paid to victims because it doesn’t centrally track the outcomes of restitution orders.

“Having the onus placed on victims and letting them figure it out themselves … we’re just re-traumatizing victims” said Aline Vlasceanu, executive director of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime.

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