Defrauded friends and relatives, Ohsweken man jailed one year

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An Ohsweken, Ont. man who defrauded relatives and friends of more than $150,000 in a non-existent cigarette manufacturing scheme has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Christopher A. Hill, 45, also was ordered to make restitution of $153,950 to his victims and pay a $200 court surcharge for each of six charges of fraud to which he pleaded guilty. Four fraud charges were withdrawn by the Crown.

“He has caused me so much stress and pain,” said one of Hill’s victims after the sentencing on June 29.

“My physical well-being has definitely taken a real beating. For him to get jail time makes me feel better.”

Read more at Brantford Expositor

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.