An Ottawa man faces three charges after he allegedly secured more than 10 snow removal contracts with people across the city and then failed to carry out the work.
Failed to carry out the work
Ottawa police say the owner of Boxer Snow Removal got the contracts for this winter primarily by advertising on Kijiji, using an alias, fake phone numbers and emails that expired. The man has been charged with fraud under $5,000, as well as possessing and laundering the proceeds of crime. The same man is currently facing similar charges for another company he operated in 2016 called Capital City Lawn and Snow Removal.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.