The case of a former Kensington area Presbyterian minister accused of fraud-related crimes in Ontario will next appear in court on Feb. 16.
The case of Harold Alan Stewart, 67, and his co-accused was last in court on Jan. 12.
Stewart was charged in November 2016, following an investigation Ontario police named Project Banshee.
Police allege that Stewart and his co-accused befriended the victim, eventually gained access to her credit card and took out a mortgage against her property.
The victim’s losses were about $160,000.
The charges against him include one count of fraud under $5,000, two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, four counts of fraud over $5,000, two counts of uttering a forged document, one count of laundering the proceeds of crime and one count of theft by power of attorney.
Read the full story over at The Guardian.
This story was summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
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.