Two Loyalist residents charged after obtaining nearly $700,000 in alleged lottery scheme

The Lennox & Addington OPP has charged two people with fraud and theft related offences in relation to a lottery scheme.

In June of 2021, an investigation commenced after police were contacted about a possible illegal lottery being conducted through Facebook. Investigation revealed nearly $700,000 had been obtained during the lottery scheme, of which more than $100,000 was fraudulently used.

As a result of the investigation, on June 20, 2022, the L&A County Crime Unit charged a 46-year-old of Loyalist Township, with:

  • Lottery scheme
  • Laundering proceeds of crime
  • Fraud over $5,000
  • Theft over $5,000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

A 51-year-old of Loyalist Township has also been charged with possession property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on Aug. 16, 2022.

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