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Alberta man charged with $1.7M in fraud; claimed partnerships with NHL players

March 9, 2021 – An Alberta man is facing nearly two dozen charges after he allegedly defrauded more than $1.7 million from several people by claiming he was partners with NHL players. Edmonton police say in a news release that they received multiple reports between February 2016 and March 2019 related to suspected fraudulent activity involving Nickolas Ellis of Sherwood Park, Alta. They say individual losses ranged from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ellis, 50, reportedly used various schemes to defraud people, all of which included claims of partnerships with NHL players and other local or national organizations. CP24 reports. | READ MORE