A 44-year-old Brantford, Ont. man is facing a charge of fraud under $5,000 and six counts of breach of probation after repeatedly “returning” liquor at various LCBO outlets for a cash refund.
Instead of returning merchandise he had purchased, the man would instead take bottles off of LCBO shelves and ask for the goods to then be returned.
The accused was captured on video three times according to police.
He is currently being held for a bail hearing.
Read more at Brantford Expositor
This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.