Toronto – Akkiratourz Ltd. (“Akkiratourz”) and Gukadharsini Packiyanathan, Director of Akkiratourz, were each charged with six (6) counts of failing to hold money in trust and failing to deposit customer funds into the trust account, contrary to section 27 of Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act, 2002.

Akkiratourz was registered as a travel agent and operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. It voluntarily terminated its registration effective May 12, 2016.

The first court appearance in the above matter is scheduled for September 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, located at 70 Center Avenue, Toronto.

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