Pyramid fraud Two women appear in Saint-Hyacinthe

Pyramid fraud Two women appear in Saint-Hyacinthe


Two women who would have been at the head of a pyramid fraud system appeared on Thursday at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse, in Montérégie.

Lioudmila Minina, 56, of Saint-Hyacinthe, and Isabelle Turcotte, 43, of Carignan, face various criminal charges relating to fraud.

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Minina is said to have been the head of an Evolutionary Triangle cell, a scheme also known as a donation circle which is akin to pyramid selling.

Lioudmila Minina hit the headlines last February when she threw a party in which she expected to receive $ 33,000 from its members.

Rather, she was visited by police officers from the economic crimes section of the Sûreté du Québec, who had arrested her.

A few days later, his alleged accomplice, Isabelle Turcotte, was pinned down in Carignan. An amount of $ 8,000 had been seized at that time.

The two women had been released on a promise to appear at a later date.

The investigation into this file was initiated following several complaints received from across the province.

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