On Thursday, members of the RCMP charged a 42-year-old Ancaster man with offenses under the Criminal Code and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He is facing a number of charges including fraud over $5,000 after police say he took a job as a contractor without proper certifications.
Officers said the man entered into a contract with an Ancaster resident to build a garage. After taking 40 per cent of the total cost of the project in advance, a portion of the walls were built. Police said the man misrepresented himself, claiming he was certified as a trade with the City of Hamilton, and misrepresented photos of property on his company website.
He is expected in a Toronto courtroom on Friday.
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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.