Police make arrest in ‘grandparent’ scam

The Lennox & Addington OPP have charged one person with fraud offences in relation to the “grandparent” scam that the OPP were previously warning the public about.

On June 10 officers responded to an address in Loyalist Township for a report of a fraud in progress. Officers attended and one person was arrested at this time.

As a result of an investigation,  a 46-year-old, of Laval, Quebec, has been charged with:

  • Fraud Over $5,000
  • Theft Over $5,000

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The investigation is on-going and the L&A County OPP is asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at: www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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