TORONTO — John Douglas Mills, sole proprietor operating as Algonquin Travel, has pled guilty and was convicted of one count of failing to deposit customer funds into the trust account, contrary to section 27(3) of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.
Mills was a registrant under the Act and terminated his registration on June 4, 2015. He operated in Oshawa and elsewhere in Ontario.
The plea and conviction under the Act was joined with the plea and conviction of one count of Possession Over $5,000 under the Criminal Code of Canada. Mills was sentenced on both charges as follows:
- Four months custody to be served conditionally in the community
- Two years of probation with the condition not to be employed in the travel industry with or without remuneration
- Standalone Restitution Orders for $10,200 (relating to the Criminal charge) and $8,084.58 (relating to the charge under the Act).