Oakville handyman charged with fraud

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Police have charged a Toronto man following a seven-month fraud investigation into a supposed handyman in Oakville, Ont.

Elwood Bowler has been charged with nine counts of fraud under $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000 after victimizing multiple senior citizens.

Bowler would allegedly travel door-to-door and pose as a handyman. The 54-year-old would offer to make miscellaneous household repairs on homes primarily occupied by seniors.

On several occasions Bowler would demand a cash deposit for the promised jobs which he would then fail to complete.

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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.