Tim Drummond, 67, from British Columbia, faces two counts of fraud over $5,000 in Newfoundland and Labrador. According to court documents, those charges are related to allegations that he defrauded a property management company that was acting on behalf of Trina and John Curtis for the rental of their home in Australia.
Drummond started lying for money many years ago. Over the years, the B.C. court has heard stories about overseas family trusts that did not appear to exist, dead relatives that were still very much alive, and a trail of Drummond’s business associates who say they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Paul Williamson said that Drummond is “a con man and a compulsive liar.” Drummond acknowledged that most of his stories were lies. The judge said: “He justified them by testifying that his motive was ”˜to buy some time’ or to achieve ”˜flexibility.’ The judge noted that Drummond did offer “an apology of sorts, and admitted he had been wrong. But he appeared unconcerned about the fact that he had repeatedly lied, and uncomprehending about the havoc he has wreaked in many people’s lives.”
The link to this story was supplied by a Lovefraud reader whose wife is involved with Tim Drummond, the con man.
B.C. ‘con man’ facing fraud charges in N.L., from CBC News