Canada’s Largest Counterfeit DVD Ring: Oakville’s Colin Wood Arrested

Canada’s Largest Counterfeit DVD Ring: Oakville’s Colin Wood Arrested
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Dave Cross

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Sgt. Dave Cross #1932 is the Media Relations Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service. His office is located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON.

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Additional Charges & Arrests

As part of the ongoing investigation into this enterprise, investigators have arrested and charged two additional persons with Defrauding the Public and Participating in a Criminal Organization. They are: John DeWolfe, 29 yrs of Mississauga and Paul Juchniewicz , 32 yrs of Mississauga.

Investigators believe that the involved accused persons were able to convince close friends, acquaintances and business associates to open up business accounts to allow them to operate the illegal DVD internet sites and collect the money from the online sales. Many of these participants may not have been aware of the criminal enterprise they were becoming involved in and investigators are encouraging these individuals to contact Detective Sergeant John Mans at 905 825-4747 x8760.

Original Article

In early January 2013, investigators from the Motion Picture Association of Canada contacted the Halton Regional Police Service – Regional Fraud Unit concerning complaints they had received of counterfeit DVD television series boxed sets being sold online.

The consumer complaints originated from Canada, United States, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. Consumers had ordered DVD sets from a seemingly legitimate manufacturer’s website and in return had received counterfeit merchandise of inferior quality.

Some of the websites included:

  • (Alberta)
  • (Ontario and Alberta)
  • (Australia)
  •  (Ontario, Quebec and Alberta)
  • (UK)
  • (USA)
  • (Ontario)
  • (Australia and New Zealand)

On April 29th, police executed a series of search warrants at five locations, including two in Toronto, two in Oakville and one in Burlington and arrested three individuals for their involvement. At one of Oakville locations, 2530 Speers Road, investigators seized an abundance of equipment and product that facilitated with the manufacturing of the illegitimate DVD’s. Police have also seized monies, luxury vehicles and intercepted hundreds of packaged DVD’s destined for shipment worldwide.


  • Martin JUCHNIEWICZ, 33 yrs of Toronto
  • Colin WOOD, 33 yrs of Oakville
  • Nicholas ROGERS, 46 yrs of Burlington

The accused face charges of Defrauding the Public, Passing Off, Laundering Proceeds of Crime, Possession of Proceeds of Crime and Participate in a Criminal Organization.

Officials with the Motion Picture Association of Canada have indicated this is the largest counterfeit DVD burning and manufacturing operation in Canadian history and are grateful for the assistance the Halton Regional Police Service provided during this matter.



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Readers Comments (3)

  1. G.M.Rees. says:

    Hi, What are the chances of getting any money back ($50) for dvds not received.

    • John P. New says:

      I would have to say slim to none, unfortunately.

  2. Linn says:

    Sorry to say, but the chance of recovering your funds from DVDGATOR are NONE!!!! Filing a dispute with your Bank is your only hope! 🙁


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