two arrests after fraudsters stole thousands from two wellington county residents

Two arrests after fraudsters stole thousands from two Wellington County residents

Wellington County OPP have made two arrests after two separate fraud incidents in Centre Wellington.

Police launched an investigation last summer after a Fergus resident entered into an online relationship in June of 2021. Police said about $150,000 was taken from the victim’s bank account without their consent between November of 2021 and July of 2022. The investigation lead to the arrest of a 20-year-old Innisfil resident who is charged with Fraud over $5,000 and Theft Over $5,000.

In a separate fraud investigation, police charged a 20-year-old from Brampton after an Erin resident sent approximately $45,000 to an investment firm. After transferring the money, the victim became suspicious. Investigators and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) determined the firm was not a legitimate business.

Anyone who is a victim of fraud should contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or their local police

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