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Fraud investigation leads to arrest and multiple charges

April 12, 2021 – The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) arrested a suspect that was wanted for multiple fraud charges dating back as far as 2017.

On April 8, investigators with the HRPS Risk Mitigation Team located and arrested Christopher McSwain, 40, of Gatineau, Q.C. He was arrested with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service. He has been charged 12 counts of Fraud Under $5000. McSwain was held pending a bail hearing in Milton, Ont.

The fraud charges relate to contracts entered by the accused from 2017-2019. These contracts with victims throughout Halton, Hamilton, Peel (and elsewhere in Ontario) were for snow removal services, roofing services and cottage rentals. The contracts were signed under various company names including “Alton Village Landscaping Group” and “Brant Hills Landscape Group”.