Montreal grandparent scam suspect extradited to Canada

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Patrick Dinucci, the alleged leader of a grandparent scam crime ring, is back on Canadian soil.

Dinucci, 32, was arrested in Italy last year in connection with the defrauding of hundreds of seniors in Quebec. Italian police handed him over to detectives from Montreal who travelled to Italy to collect him.

He is the last of 23 people to face charges after a massive arrest in the Montreal area.

The scam entailed calling elderly people and telling them a relative overseas needed their help. The scam defrauded some 500 seniors out of a total of $890,000.

Read more at CTV News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.