Gerardo Calderon and Gladys Calderon, carrying on business as Smartchoice Travel & Tours, have each been charged with one count of furnishing false information contrary to the Ontario Travel Industry Act.
In addition, the pair have been charged with 13 and 11 counts respectively, of failing to deposit and hold customer funds in a trust account. Smartchoice was a registered travel agent that operated in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Its registration under the Act was voluntarily terminated on June 13. The next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18 in Toronto.
In other news, ASAP Travel & Tours and Carolyn Bella have each been charged with one count of carrying on business with Maria Rowena Santiago who was required to be registered as a travel agent, but was not in fact so registered, contrary to the Travel Industry Act.
ASAP Travel is a travel agent registered under the Act and it operates in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. Bella is a president/manager of ASAP Travel. The next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18 in Toronto.