Oshawa (October 29, 2020) – The Durham police arrested three suspects who are facing numerous fraud charges. Glenda Mowbray, Bryan Robertson, and Travis Robertson are accused of defrauding elderly victims of over $400,000 during the past eight years. They are each charged with two counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000 in connection with the senior fraud.
Three suspects are facing numerous charges for allegedly defrauding elderly victims of more than $400,000 over the past eight years, according to a press release issued by the Durham police. The authorities said they arrested Glenda Mowbray (73), as well as Bryan (68) and Travis (33) Robertson.
Senior fraud costs victims $400,000
The Durham police announced a senior fraud that occurred over the last eight years. The first victim was allegedly approached by Mowbray. She asked the elderly woman to help her with legal fees for her son. According to the police, the victim and her husband lost $300,000 over the past several years.
The police allege that the suspects used the same scheme to defraud a second elderly victim of more than $100,000 during the last eight years. The investigators did not disclose what kind of relationship the suspects had with their victims.
Three suspects charged
As a result of the senior fraud investigation of the Durham police’s Financial Crimes Unit, officers arrested the three suspects. They are each charged with two counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and Possession of Crime Over $5,000. The police announced that they were released on an undertaking.
The Durham police asked anyone with new information about this investigation to contact D/Cst. Smith of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5281. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
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.