Huron-Kinloss woman charged in million dollar fraud case

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A 60-year-old Bruce County resident is now facing several fraud related charges following a lengthy investigation led by the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit.

 

In September of 2017, Huron County OPP was contacted by a member of the victim's family after it was discovered the victim had lost a sizable portion of her life savings.

 

Upon speaking with the victim, investigators learned the accused had regularly borrowed large sums of money from the victim by using deceit and other fraudulent means. In addition, it was discovered the accused wrote a number of non-sufficient funds (NSF) cheques to the victim.

 

Investigators estimate the victim lost approximately $1.2 million dollars to the accused.

 

A 60-year-old Huron-Kinloss woman was arrested on June 6 and charged with fraud over $5,000, making a forged document, uttering a forged document and making a false statement in writing. She has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for July 16 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich.

 

Investigators believe there may be other victims in the local area. Should you wish to speak with an investigator please contact the Huron OPP Crime Unit by calling 519-524-8314 or your local OPP detachment toll free at 1-888-310-1122.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.