DAVID CHEN, TORONTO GROCER, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT: JUSTICE GONE WILDHome > Blog > DAVID CHEN, TORONTO GROCER, CHARGED WITH ASSAULT: JUSTICE GONE WILD
David Chen who made a citizen’s arrest of a known thief was charged with
assault & forcible confinement & had to defend himself in court. Chen, a
37-year-old father-of-two who works nearly 20 hours a day making $35,000
a year, has been on trial for chasing down career thief Anthony Bennett in
May of 2009. Two of Chen’s employees also faced criminal charges of assault
& forcible confinement.
Conversely, in conversation this past Monday with Jay Chalke, the Public Guardian
& Trustee, of BC, informed us that his department does not seek to have criminal
charges laid against those who perpetrate financial abuse of seniors, theft which
often involves hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It is clear, that those who steal from seniors do not have to fear retribution, the
government will not hold them accountable for their criminal acts.
Adapted in part from Toronto Star