Marathon OPP charge 25-year-old man with fraud in single car collision

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OPP officers located in Marathon, Ont. state that they’ve arrested and charged a 25-year-old man with a variety of fraud charges after a single vehicle crash on highway 17.

Police said that on Nov. 11 am eastbound Ford F150 pickup truck lost control and left the roadway entering the south ditch. The vehicle eventually came to rest against a rock cut when the driver was reportedly unable to drive it out of the ditch.

After becoming suspicious with the information that the officers were given, police began a brief investigation, and eventually charged the 25-year old man from Scarborough, Ont. with using someone else’s identity to avoid arrest, use of a forged document and failure to comply with a recognizance.

The female passenger was not charged, police said, and both the occupants were not injured during the collision.

After the incident, the pair was reportedly found travelling to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. in a taxi. Officers said they subsequently arrested the 25-year old man and transported him back to Marathon.

He was remanded to a court date in Thunder Bay on Nov. 16 and is being held at the district jail until then. The vehicle was impounded for seven days, police said, and the driver was subsequently charged under the Highway Traffic Act with driving while under suspension in Ontario for unpaid fines, police said.

The 25-year old man was issued two summonses and will be back in court in Marathon in February, 2018 to answer to the traffic act charges.

Read the full story over at the CBC.

This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.