Central Alberta man accused of posing as lawyer pleads innocent

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A 25-year-old central Alberta man accused of posing as a lawyer so he could steal money from clients has pleaded not guilty to fraud-related charges.

Chance Aaron Shaw, from Red Deer, Alta., has been charged with fraud, forgery, false pretences and charges related to forged documents.

RCMP began an investigation in March after receiving a complaint that someone had represented himself as a lawyer and taken money in exchange for preparing legal documents.

Nine alleged victims reported the dealt with Shaw between December and April. Police say he operated under the fictitious business name SS & Associates LLP.

Read more at National Post

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.