Durham police charge suspect with fraud in excavation case

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Durham police have charged a man with frauds totaling more than $770,000.

Police say a man fraudulently obtained investments in two schemes.

The first allegedly had investors giving money to a company that would sell tickets to people who could then drop off excavation fill at a private site in Orono.

Nothing was in place with the site for this to happen, it is alleged.

The second had investors giving money into a paving company that had paving contracts with two automobile businesses in Durham Region, but the contracts allegedly didn’t exist.

Peter Boychyn, 44, of Oshawa, is charged with four counts of fraud over $5000.

Police believe there may be more victims..

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5279, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This article was originally sourced from www.msn.com