Halton police lay fraud charges against home builder

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Halton police have laid fraud charges against a Mississauga man after a fraud investigation involving a home designer/builder of “tiny/small” houses.

The 58-year-old business owner is charged with nine counts of fraud over $5,000 after investigators received several reports of people making down payments on houses which were allegedly never delivered.

Some of the alleged victims, who came from across Ontario, lost in excess of $200,000, after potential buyers were defrauded of down payments and full purchase prices, said police.

The man was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The charges have not been proven in court.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact D/Cst. Kevin Harvey of the Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit at 905-465-8744.

This article was originally sourced from www.insidehalton.com