Charges laid in Barrie air conditioning fraud

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A five-month investigation has led Barrie, Ont. police to arrest a man in connection with a heating and air conditioning fraud.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

In January 2017, Barrie Police Fraud Unit sought the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for defrauding a local furnace company using a fraudulent credit card. In February, a Barrie heating and air conditioning business was defrauded $50,000 after suspects fraudulently purchased thermostats, furnaces, air conditioning and water heaters.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and could result in more arrests.

Read more at Barrie Police

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.