TORONTO — Judy Kadet-Kovacs has been convicted on two counts of operating as a travel agent without registration contrary to section 4(1)(a) of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002.
Judy Kadet-Kovacs operated in Hamilton and elsewhere in Ontario.
Kadet-Kovacs was also convicted on three counts of fraud under the Criminal Code of Canada. The criminal convictions were related to the convictions under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
SHE was sentenced to 12 months in jail on the criminal convictions and sentenced to six months jail on the Travel Industry Act, 2002 convictions to be served concurrently with the criminal convictions. In addition, a Prohibition Order was issued under section 380.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting Kadet-Kovacs from being employed in any capacity in the travel business or any other business where she will have access to cash, credit cards or any other type of payment for a period of five years.
Kadet-Kovacs was previously convicted in 2007, under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 for failing to maintain trust accounts when she was the president of G&P Travel Ltd. G&P Travel Ltd.’s registration with TICO was terminated in 2006 and $52,699.66 in claims was paid to consumers from the Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund.