Police have charged a 44-year-old woman and are searching for another person of interest after someone was defrauded of more than $70,000 in a romance scam.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they launched an investigation in March 2020 after being informed of a romance fraud that occurred between January and March of that year.
According to investigators, the victim interacted with an unknown person online and was defrauded of more than $70,000.
Little information has been provided by police regarding the circumstances of the fraud or the interactions between the victim and scammer.
On Aug. 19, a suspect identified as 44-year-old Toronto resident Lisa Mclean was taken into custody. Mclean was charged with fraud under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
The charges have not been proven in court.
Police have also said they are searching for a second person in connection with the fraud. They have released their photograph of the person of interest in hopes that a member of the public can identify them.
Anyone with information is being urged to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.
This article is originally sourced by www.toronto.ctvnews.ca