Picton (August 20, 2019) – A 37-year-old contractor from Consecon faces ten more charges for an alleged roofing scam. In July, he was arrested for allegedly defrauding customers and subsequently charged with two counts of fraud. As new alleged victims came forward, the total value of his scam now mounts up to $29,700. He is now facing multiple charges related to fraud and theft.
On July 16, two people complained to the police that they paid for roofing work, that was never started. The police laid charges against the man and continued the investigation. By the end of the month, five more individuals also claimed to be defrauded by the same scheme.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on August 21.
While the investigation continues, the OPP encourages victims related to the roofing scam to come forward by calling 1-613-476-2151. Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
If you or someone you know suspect they have been a victim of fraud contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.