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.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.