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An 89-year-old man had his North York bungalow stolen
from him in a matter of title fraud. Paul Reviczky, who
fled Hungary in 1957 to escape Communist persecution,
is one of the latest homeowners to discover that Ontario
law favours banks, mortgage companies and purchasers
over victims of fraud.
Ministers of Government are wringing their hands but failing
to protect the elderly man. Gerry Philips, Minister of
Government Services says “This is a high priority for our
government & we are treating it seriously.”
Reviczky purchased the property to generate a rental income
that would help pay for the education of relatives back in Hungary.
Reviczky is now aware that he allegedly ‘sold his house’ through the
Power of Attorney that had been notarized by a lawyer named
Sheldon Caplan, who practices law in North York & Barrie Ont.
Real Estate, Corporate and law relating to Wills.
Reviczky says he was surprised to see at the bottom of the Power
of Attorney â€” which Caplan notarized above what appears to be
his scribbled initials â€” a notation that the document was
“acknowledged before me this 18th day of April 2006 by
Reviczky Paul, who is personally known to me of who has
produced Drivers Licence.”
“I have never retained solicitor Sheldon Caplan,” Reviczky has
said “I do not know him and did not communicate with him.”
It was the fraudulent “Power of Attorney” that made possible
the sale of Reviczky’s home.