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The Disciplinary Committee reached a Decision regarding a complaint made against Laurel M. Dandeno of Parksville, BC. 

The Committee ordered, among other findings, that Ms. Dandeno’s membership in CPABC is cancelled.

See full decision.

In order to resolve disciplinary proceedings before a Panel of the Disciplinary Committee concerning alleged professional misconduct against him, Rodney Percival George Sim (“Mr. Sim”) of Victoria, British Columbia has agreed to voluntarily resign his membership in the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”) and to cancel the CPABC registration of the firm of Rod Sim Inc.

The professional misconduct alleged against Mr. Sim and/or Rod Sim Inc. involves various breaches of the Chartered Professional Accountants Act (the “Act”), Bylaws made pursuant to the Act and the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, including engaging in the practice of public accounting while not licensed or insured to do so, failing to obtain a professional accounting corporation permit, failing to comply with governing legislation for CPABC members and failing to cooperate with regulatory processes of CPABC.

Mr. Sim has also agreed to pay partial costs towards CPABC’s costs of the disciplinary proceedings.

As a result of his resignation, Mr. Sim cannot use or display the designations “Chartered Professional Accountant”, “Chartered Accountant”, or “Professional Accountant”, the initials “CPA”, “CPA, CA”, or “PA”, or imply, suggest, or hold out that he is a Chartered Professional Accountant or a Professional Accountant.

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee concerning professional misconduct alleged against him, Dayton W.S. Lau of Richmond, British Columbia has agreed to the voluntary suspension of his membership in the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”) and public practice licensure for a period of six months, commencing on November 26, 2020.

The professional misconduct alleged against Mr. Lau includes a breach of the British Columbia Chartered Professional Accountants Act, several breaches of CPABC’s Bylaws, and several breaches of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, including providing public practice services as an employee of a corporation that did not hold a public practice licence, the shares of which were owned by his spouse, who is not and has never been a Chartered Professional Accountant. Mr. Lau has admitted to all of the allegations that CPABC has made against him.

Mr. Lau has also agreed to pay $750.00 towards CPABC’s costs of the disciplinary proceeding.

During the period of the voluntary suspension of Mr. Lau’s membership in CPABC and public practice licensure, he cannot use or display the designations “Chartered Professional Accountant”, “Certified General Accountant”, or “Professional Accountant”, the initials “CPA”, “CGA”, “CPA, CGA”, or “PA”, imply, suggest, or hold out that he is a Chartered Professional Accountant or Professional Accountant, or engage in providing or offering to provide public accounting services or other regulated services to the public.

On May 14, 2020, Jaspreet Mann, also known as Jason Mann, of Vancouver, British Columbia was ‎suspended as a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (the “CPA PEP”) by ‎the CPA Western School of Business as a result of engaging in plagiarism as a candidate in the CPA PEP, pending the outcome of an investigation into ‎his conduct by the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British ‎Columbia (“CPABC”).‎

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee ‎concerning the professional misconduct alleged against him, Mr. Mann has agreed to the voluntary suspension of his enrollment as a student of ‎CPABC between November 26, 2020 and May 13, 2021, inclusive (thereby resulting in a 12-month suspension as a candidate in the CPA PEP).

Mr. Mann has irrevocably admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, by surreptitiously copying the work product of another candidate in the CPA PEP, plagiarizing the other candidate’s work product, and submitting the other candidate’s work product as his own work product in two different assignments required in a module of the CPA PEP, all of which occurred without the consent or knowledge of the other candidate‎.

During the period of the suspension of Mr. Mann’s enrollment as a student of CPABC, he will continue to be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP, and ineligible to register for any modules in the CPA PEP.

On January 23, 2020, Ruxuan Mao, also known as Annie Mao, of Richmond, British Columbia was ‎suspended as a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (the “CPA PEP”) by ‎the CPA Western School of Business as a result of engaging in plagiarism as a candidate in the CPA PEP, pending the outcome of an investigation into ‎her conduct by the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British ‎Columbia (“CPABC”).‎

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee ‎concerning the professional misconduct alleged against her, Ms. Mao has agreed to the voluntary suspension of her enrollment as a student of ‎CPABC between October 8, 2020 and January 22, 2021 inclusive (thereby resulting in approximately a 12-month suspension from the CPA PEP). ‎

Ms. Mao has irrevocably admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, by surreptitiously photographing the work product of another candidate in the CPA PEP, plagiarizing the other candidate’s work product, and submitting the other candidate’s work product as her own work product in a module of the CPA PEP.

During the period of the suspension of Ms. Mao’s enrollment as a student of CPABC, she will continue to be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP and ineligible to register for any modules in the CPA PEP.

On October 11, 2019, Gogulan Kumanan of Vancouver, British Columbia was suspended as a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (the “CPA PEP”) by the CPA Western School of Business (“CPAWSB”) as a result of plagiarism that he engaged in as a candidate in the CPA PEP.  This suspension was pending the outcome of an investigation into his conduct by the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”).

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee ‎concerning the professional misconduct alleged against him, Mr. Kumanan has agreed to the voluntary suspension of his enrollment as a student of ‎CPABC for a period of six months, commencing on April 2, 2020 (thereby resulting in a suspension from the CPA PEP for a period of 12 months).‎

Mr. Kumanan has admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, including stealing CPA solution documents from another CPA student, and plagiarizing these documents and submitting them as his own work product in a module of the CPA PEP. 

During the six-month period of the suspension of Mr. Kumanan’s enrollment as a student of CPABC, he will continue to be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP and ineligible to register for any modules in the CPA PEP or for the Common Final Examination.

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee concerning the professional misconduct alleged against him, Mr. Piezas has agreed to the voluntary suspension of his enrollment as a student of CPABC for a period of six months, commencing on February 28, 2020.

Mr. Piezas has admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, by providing his work product to another candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (the “CPE PEP”), which the other candidate plagiarized and submitted as his own work product in a module of the CPA PEP, and by lying to the CPA Western School of Business regarding whether he knew that the other candidate had been given access to his work product and had plagiarised his work product.

During the six-month period of the suspension of Mr. Piezas’ enrollment as a student of CPABC, he will be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP and ineligible to apply for membership in CPABC.

On July 25, 2019, Sahaab M. Moffedi of Port Moody, British Columbia was suspended as a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (“CPA PEP”) by the CPA Western School of Business (“CPAWSB”) as a result of plagiarism that he engaged in as a candidate in the CPA PEP, pending the outcome of an investigation into his conduct by the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”).

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee concerning the professional misconduct alleged against him, Mr. Moffedi has agreed to the voluntary suspension of his enrollment as a student of CPABC for a period of five months, commencing on February 28, 2020 (thereby resulting in a 12 month suspension from the CPA PEP).

Mr. Moffedi has admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, by plagiarizing the work product of another candidate in the CPA PEP and submitting it as his own work product in a module of the CPA PEP, and lying to CPAWSB regarding how he obtained the work product in question.

During the five-month period of the suspension of Mr. Moffedi’s enrollment as a student of CPABC, he will continue to be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP and ineligible to register for any modules in the CPA PEP.

On July 25, 2019, Dan Lin, also know as Linda Lin, of Burnaby, British Columbia was suspended as a candidate in the CPA Professional Education Program (“CPA PEP”) by the CPA Western School of Business (“CPAWSB”) as a result of plagiarism that she engaged in as a candidate in the CPA PEP, pending the outcome of an investigation into her conduct by the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (“CPABC”).

In order to resolve a disciplinary proceeding before a Panel of CPABC’s Disciplinary Committee concerning the professional misconduct alleged against her, Ms. Lin has agreed to the voluntary suspension of her enrollment as a student of CPABC for a period of five months, commencing on February 28, 2020 (thereby resulting in a 12 month suspension from the CPA PEP).

Ms. Lin has admitted to breaching several provisions of the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct, by stealing the work product of another candidate in the CPA PEP, and plagiarizing that work product by submitting it as her own work product in a module of the CPA PEP.
During the five-month period of the suspension of Ms. Lin’s enrollment as a student of CPABC, she will continue to be suspended as a candidate in the CPA PEP and ineligible to register for any modules in the CPA PEP.