July 18, 2018 – Antoniyo VETHENAYAGAM

Charges: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 86 (6) (b) – person knowingly acquiring or attempting to acquire any information respecting the contents of an examination if the person is an applicant for a Certificate of Qualification.

Summary: On November 9, 2017, Ontario College of Trades inspectors commenced an investigation into exam misconduct by Antoniyo Vethenayagam, who had attempted to pass a Certificate of Qualification exam at an Oshawa location on October 24, 2017. The inspectors determined that Mr. Vethenayagam knowingly brought unauthorized material with exam-related contents into the examination room.

On July 18, 2018, Antoniyo Vethenayagam was convicted of the charge in a Whitby court and ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus a $375 victim fine surcharge.