TORONTO — Arrested by Toronto Police in April and charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, and facing 18 charges stemming from a TICO investigation for operating as a travel agent without registration, Carolyn (Michelle) Solomon is on the run. Toronto Police are asking anyone with information about Solomon’s whereabouts to contact 911 immediately.
In response to numerous complaints from consumers who received unauthorized charges on their credit cards, TICO conducted an investigation and, to date, has laid a total of 18 charges against Solomon for operating as a travel agent without registration. TICO’s charges relate to Solomon’s activities after the registration of Blue Mountain Travel in Toronto was terminated in July 2015.
In October 2015, following TICO’s application to the Superior Court of Justice, an Order to Cease and Desist prohibiting Ms. Solomon from selling travel services without registration was issued.
According to Toronto Police, “it is alleged that the current owner of Blue Mountain Travel sold travel services that were only partially provided, if at all. She used customers’ credit cards to purchase legitimate travel services for people unknown to the credit-card holder.”
Carolyn Michelle Solomon, 50, of Toronto, was an employee of Blue Mountain Travel, prior to being the owner, and is known to use the aliases Michelle Durant, Carolyn Durant, Michelle Solomon and Michelle Miller, according to Toronto Police.
On April 15, 2016, she was arrested and charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.
She had also been arrested on April 8, 2016, and charged with offences unrelated to her ownership of Blue Mountain Travel, including fraud and two counts of making a false statement to procure money.
In addition to the charges previously laid in the Blue Mountain investigation, she is now wanted for additional fraud charges and counts of fail to comply recognizance.
She is also wanted under a surety warrant.
On Oct. 13, 2016, members of York Regional Police attempted to arrest her in the Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue West area in Vaughan. She fled the scene, driving
a gold 2007 Chrysler 200 with Ontario licence plate BZNE 248.
She is also now wanted for dangerous driving, obstructing police and driving while under suspension. Investigators are strongly encouraging her to turn herself in to police.
Information can be shared with Detective Ruth Moran at (416) 808-7319 or e-mail: email@example.com.
The public can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).