Naive employee involved in pyramid scheme finds there’s no quick buck

|Canadian Employment Law Today

Murphy v. Clarica life Insurance Co., 2003 CarswellNB 456 (N.B. Q.B.)

In August 2000, Dennis Murphy was working for Clarica Life Insurance Co., in Woodstock, N.B., selling insurance and mutual funds.

Around the middle of that month he got a brochure in the mail. It outlined a pyramid scheme in which the participant gives $3,000 to a stranger and receives $3,000 from eight other people. Murphy became excited about the prospect of making a lot of money in a short time.