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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Women says alleged scammer, Kevin Hutcheson, on the loose in Montreal

Women says alleged scammer, Kevin Hutcheson, on the loose in Montreal

Kevin Hutcheson, an alleged scam artist with outstanding warrants in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has yet to be arrested, even though he’s living openly in Montreal and claims he’s met with police in the city. According to one of his former victims, Hutcheson needs to be held accountable for his actions. The 53-year-old is living at a homeless shelter and says he has cancer. Hutcheson is alleged to have scammed two women he…

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Randolph Aquino wanted in Toronto romance fraud investigation

Randolph Aquino wanted in Toronto romance fraud investigation

Toronto police are investigating Randolph Aquino, from Markham, Ont., who allegedly laundered proceeds derived from a romance fraud scheme. According to police, between September 2016 and February 2017, the 46-year-old contacted female victims on dating websites including match.com, ourtime.com and chemistry.com. The victims were misled to believe that they were involved in a relationship with a wealthy person who was victim of unforeseen circumstances in a foreign country. Three victims were tricked into wiring over…

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Police search for Tinder fraudster targeting Montreal women

Police search for Tinder fraudster targeting Montreal women

Montreal police are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect they believe is connected to a series of thefts and fraud arranged through Tinder. Police say the suspected fraud artist — who goes by the names of Hugo Guérin, Samuel Guérin and Valentin — meets his victims on dating websites and apps like Tinder and Badoo. The suspect tells women he is a newly arrived student in his early 20s and that he has…

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Thornhill man defrauded eHarmony matches

Thornhill man defrauded eHarmony matches

Toronto police fraud investigators say a 49-year-old man is in custody after allegedly taking money from romantic partners he met on the online dating site eHarmony and using it for his own purpose. Police say the man used an alias when he signed up for the site and started reaching out to potential victims. He allegedly told his matches that he could manage their money for them, but instead used it to “fund his own…

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Woman helps nab man wanted for fraud in four provinces

Woman helps nab man wanted for fraud in four provinces

A ruse concocted by a Central Saanich, B.C. woman helped police catch a man who allegedly bilked her out of almost $35,000 and was wanted for fraud in four provinces. Mohammed Ali Assaf, who has been wanted by police for years, was finally arrested in Calgary on May 26, thanks to a 29-year-old mother of two. The woman bought movie tickets for Assaf and then tipped off police so they could arrest him right in…

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Romance scam cheats Nanaimo woman out of her retirement

Romance scam cheats Nanaimo woman out of her retirement

A Nanaimo, B.C. woman was bilked $15,000 and forced to delay her retirement after falling victim to an online romance scam. The 67-year-old woman had received a Facebook message in January from a man identifying himself as Kevin Rand, according to Nanaimo RCMP. The man claimed to be an American military officer stationed in Turkey. After two months of increasingly personal conversations over the internet, Rand told the woman he was in love with her and proposed marriage….

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