On July 29th, 2020, two local businesses in Ontario reported a fraud claiming two electronic fund transfers were sent as payment for services rendered totalling approximately $30,000.00.
Central Hastings Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an extensive investigation that exposed these funds redirected to a bank account in Montreal, Quebec.
In consequence of the investigation, Eric Michel Kom Neim, age 31, and Jessie Sandra Katsang Ekedy, age 29, from Montreal were both charged contrary to the Criminal Code and arrested on the strength of a Canada Wide Warrant.
- Fraud Under $5,000.00 – CC sec. 380 (1) (b)
- Fraud Over $5,000.00 – CC sec. 380 (1) (a)
Both individuals are scheduled for an in-person appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on October 28, 2021. Until then, Eric and Jessie were released from custody on a Judicial Release Order. Originally sourced by Quinte News.