Red Deer RCMP charge man with fraud, forgery for posing as lawyer

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A 26-year-old man from Red Deer, Alta. is facing dozens of fraud-related charges after police say he represented himself as a lawyer to defraud multiple victims between December 2016 and April 2017.

RCMP said they began a lengthy investigation into the suspect at the end of March after receiving a complaint he had represented himself as a lawyer and taken money from people in exchange for preparing legal documents.

Over the course of the investigation, nine more victims came forward who reported dealing with the suspect in return for legal services. The suspect operated under the fictitious business name SS & Associates LLP.

The 26-year-old is charged with six counts of use, trafficking or possession of forged documents, four counts of fraud under $5,000, one count of forgery and one count of false pretences.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.