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Chellakudam, Finton Travel Ltd. charged

TORONTO — Finton Travel Ltd. pled guilty and was convicted of one count of carrying on business with Carolyn Solomon, who was required to be registered as a travel agent but was not, contrary to section 20 of Ontario Regulation 26/05 (the Regulation) made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the Act), says TICO.

Finton Travel Ltd. is a registered travel agent under the Act. It operates in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Finton Travel Ltd. must now make restitution payable to two consumers and also pay a $1,000 fine.

Thomas Chellakudam, an officer of Finton Travel Ltd., pled guilty and was convicted of one count of failing to take reasonable care to prevent Finton Travel Ltd. from committing the offence under section 20 of the Regulation, contrary to section 31(2) of the Act. Chellakudam must pay a $3,000 fine. He also has a probation order for one year, with the following conditions attached: Chellakudam must attend a Financial Compliance Seminar offered by TICO; and he must sign up and write the Supervisor/Manager exam and successfully pass it by Feb. 23, 2018.

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