Norfolk woman defrauded out of $220,000 after falling victim to romance scam

Norfolk woman defrauded out of $220,000 after falling victim to romance scam

A Norfolk woman has been defrauded out of $220,000 after falling victim to a romance scam, after meeting a man online. Meeting the man through social media he requested funds from the woman to deal with some emergencies and funds to cover taxes for the $1 million he planned to send to her. From July 2017 to November 9, 2017, the woman sent the man an estimated $220,000. On Thursday, the woman contacted the Norfolk…

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OPP charge Ottawa couple with defrauding victims out of $100,000 or more

OPP charge Ottawa couple with defrauding victims out of $100,000 or more

The OPP have laid fraud charges against a couple from Ottawa, in connection with a confidence scam officers say defrauded residents of the Sharbot Lake area from as much as $100,000. Officers allege that the couple claimed to have political connections, using this thread to influence, engage and establish trust with victims or scam their victims into giving them money. Gipse Julio Ricardo Villas, 67, otherwise known as Guilio Villas, and his wife Jessica Lous…

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Toronto man, Nick Cvetas, charged with four counts of fraud over $5,000

Toronto man, Nick Cvetas, charged with four counts of fraud over $5,000

A Toronto area man has been charged with four counts of fraud over $5,000, after taking advantage of an elderly relative. Toronto police allege that, Nick Cvetas, 49, was entrusted with an elderly relative bank account to help her pay certain bills and manage her finances. But unbeknownst to her Cvetas, between Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 5, 2016, allegedly withdrew large sums of money from her account on four different occasions. “Once she became…

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North Bay woman loses $32,000 in dating scam

North Bay woman loses $32,000 in dating scam

North Bay, Ont. police have charged two Edmonton men with fraud over $5,000 after a North Bay woman was scammed out of $32,000. Police say the woman began talking to one of the men on an online dating site in March. The man later asked the woman to send him money transfers because he was out of the country. Oladeji Ademola, 26, and 25-year-old Oumide Richard Adeyemo are each facing a charge of fraud over…

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North Bay Police fly west to arrest scammers in Edmonton

North Bay Police fly west to arrest scammers in Edmonton

North Bay, Ont. police have travelled to Edmonton to arrest two men there and charge them with fraud over $5,000. Police say that in March of this year, a woman in North Bay communicated with a man through an online dating service. Officers allege the woman provided around $32,000 to the man in money transfers. A 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Edmonton, have been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of…

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Sudbury woman threatened after refusing to send online scammer 15K

Sudbury woman threatened after refusing to send online scammer 15K

A Sudbury, Ont. woman was threatened by a man she met online after refusing to send him $15,000. Within days of meeting on Plenty of Fish, a dating website, the man professed his love to the victim. “I was naive, not thinking straight,” she said. The man said he has a daughter studying in the United States and that he’s working on a project in Turkey. The two only spoke for a few weeks when…

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Winnipeg teens charged after man’s online date ends in car jacking

Winnipeg teens charged after man’s online date ends in car jacking

Four Winnipeg teenagers have been charged in which police say was an online dating scam that ended in a car jacking. Police say the teens created a fraudulent profile on an online dating site with the intent to lure a person to a location for a robbery. A 24-year-old man contacted police on Monday who said he had made plans to meet a woman who he’d met on the dating website. Police say he was…

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Peterborough teen arrested for defrauding grandparents

Peterborough teen arrested for defrauding grandparents

Two Peterborough, Ont. teenagers have been arrested for defrauding one of their grandparents. On July 20, 2017 police received a complaint regarding numerous unauthorized withdrawals that had been made to the victim’s bank account in June and July. The total value of the fraud is approximately $2,860. Two suspects were identified through a police investigation. The victim’s 15-year-old granddaughter and the granddaughter’s 15-year-old boyfriend. The two teenagers were placed under arrest and charged with fraud…

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Hants County, NS woman sentenced for fraud, extortion charge dismissed

Hants County, NS woman sentenced for fraud, extortion charge dismissed

A Hants County, N.S. woman who was originally charged with two counts of extortion has been handed a conditional discharge with probation after pleading guilty to fraud. Tasha Nicole Farmer pleaded not guilty earlier this year to charges of inducing a man with threats to expose an extramarital affair with the intent to obtain the sum of $2,700; and threatening to publish a defamatory libel – a notice of an extramarital affair – on Facebook, with…

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Montreal police search for fraud suspect alleged to have breached bail conditions

Montreal police search for fraud suspect alleged to have breached bail conditions

Montreal police are looking for a 19-year-old man who is charged with fraud and theft, and who they say has failed to respect his bail conditions. Sam Nabizadah was arrested on July 13 and released on a promise to appear in court. He was to comply with several court conditions, including a curfew, a ban on social media and a requirement that he check in with SPVM on a weekly basis. Police say Nabizadah continued to…

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