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Not sure where else to post this, but did anyone else see the insanity with Dayton Boots over at Reddit? Mind blowing, really. If I am understanding correctly, they openly scammed the Canadian government for pandemic-related support and potentially left a bunch of innocent bystanders with tax liability.

 

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I have a pair of the legendary charcoal nubuck Dayton Service Boots and like them a lot. But Dayton has always been a little shady.

So much for the recraft policy on my boots. It doesn’t sound like Dayton will be around much longer.
 

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did anyone else see the insanity with Dayton Boots over at Reddit?...If I am understanding correctly, they openly scammed the Canadian government for pandemic-related support

Woah. So tl;dr... Dayton encouraged people to nominate frontline workers for a gift, and gave both the workers and their nominaters a gift card. But also made them all employees of Dayton as “brand ambassadors” — so Dayton could claim they had tons of employees and scam the government out of their money.

Now the new “employees” have all received tax forms indicating Dayton paid them $32,000 in wages, which they did not...and must pay taxes on that amount.

Nice.
 

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Woah. So tl;dr... Dayton encouraged people to nominate frontline workers for a gift, and gave both the workers and their nominaters a gift card. But also made them all employees of Dayton as “brand ambassadors” — so Dayton could claim they had tons of employees and scam the government out of their money.

Now the new “employees” have all received tax forms indicating Dayton paid them $32,000 in wages, which they did not...and must pay taxes on that amount.

Nice.
That’s how I read it yeah. So brazen!

The plaintiffs’ lawyers in Canada are going to eat Dayton alive, if CRA doesn’t get to them first.
 

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I have to assume that's a mistake or something. Who would risk a (reasonably) reputable and long-standing company on such a scam?
 

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Apparently, they bragged about inflating employee numbers for government funds.
 

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Apparently, they bragged about inflating employee numbers for government funds.
This is totally crazy, if that's what happened. Seems like the kind of thing someone would do with a fake company, not a real one with an actual business.
 

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