(thebalance.com/Contributed)

B.C. man accused of misusing $450,000 of investors’ money

The B.C. Securities Commission alleges William Wade Furman got eight investors to contribute money

A B.C. man is accused of raising nearly half a million dollars from investors for day trading, but instead, spending some of the cash on his own bills, retail purchases and paying back other investors.

The B.C. Securities Commission alleged in a news release Tuesday that William Wade Furman collected $452,000 from eight investors while living in B.C. between 2012 and 2014.

Furman is believed to have raised the money by “falsely claiming that he was a successful, licensed day-trader and that he would use their money to day-trade on their behalf.”

He raised the money through two companies he incorporated, the release said, called Liquidus Holdings Inc. and Liquius Capital Inc.

However, he was never actually registered under the Securities Act. He used half of the money to day-trade, the release said, and used the rest for cash withdrawals, retail and bill purchases and repayments to other investors and himself.

Furman also misled investors by providing fabricated monthly reports that showed how his trades were performing, the release said. Reports were published on the letterhead of a registered investment dealer.

Since 2014, he has repaid a total of $41,150 to the investors involved.

These allegations have not been proven in court.

Furman faces an appointment with the executive director of the commission on April 10 before a date is set for a hearing.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

“Does Kirby care?” Heiltsuk Nation using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

“No excuse” for killing of two young grizzly cubs

Reader hopeful someone will come forward with information

UPDATE: U.S. firm fined $2.9M for fuel spill that soiled B.C. First Nation territory

The Nathan E. Stewart spilled 110,000 litres of diesel and heavy oils in October 2016

No delivery services hard on local families

New parents Candace Knudsen and Bjorn Samuelsen spent five weeks away from home

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

B.C. man pleads guilty in snake venom death of toddler

Plea comes more than five years after the incident in North Vancouver

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas

Clock’s ticking to share how you feel about Daylight Saving Time in B.C.

Provincial public survey ends at 4 p.m. on Friday

Most Read