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Fraud charges laid against Grimsby store owner

Grimsby (July 30, 2020) – Niagara Regional Police arrested Grimsby store owner for fraud. Following a complaint, police launched an investigation into the local convenience store, Milk N Things. On July 29, officers executed a warrant and seized products bearing illegal trademarks. The 54-year-old store owner has been charged with fraud, passing off wares, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Niagara Regional Police arrested a Grimsby store owner following a fraud investigation involving Milk N Things, a local convenience store, according to a press release of July 30.

Fraud investigation into a Grimsby convenience store

Following a complaint, the Niagara police’s Grimsby office launched a month long investigation into a local convenience store on Main Street West.

On July 29, the investigators executed a search warrant at Milk N Things. They seized ‘a collection of counterfeit water pipes and sunglasses bearing illegal trademarks.’ The total value of the seized items remained under $5,000.

Charges laid against store owner

As a result of the fraud investigation, the police arrested the store owner, Hikmat Reda of Hamilton. The 54-year-old man has been charged with fraud, passing off wares, and possession of property obtained by crime.

The officers released him on a promise to appear and provided him with a future court date.

The police said that they continue to investigate this matter and asked anyone who may have information to call 905-688-4111, extension 5400.

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