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Trio arrested in fraud related to cheques from closed nursing home

On May 6, 2019 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers at the Prince Edward County Detachment started
An investigation that began in May regarding fraudulent cheques being drawn on an account at three banks in Picton has resulted in fraud charges.

A woman had reported information to the Prince Edward OPP about a fraudulent cheque that was given to her for deposit. The cheque belonged to Picton Manor, a nursing home that was closed in 2012.

“Police investigation determined an amount of over $10,000 was drawn on this account by three male suspects at three different banking institutions,” said Cst. Karen German, Community Safety Officer.

On June 22, 2019 Prince Edward OPP arrested a 19-year-old man from Bloomfield; an 18-year-old from Picton and a 16-year- old male from Bloomfield.

All have been charged under the Criminal Code with Fraud over $5,000, and Use, Trafficking or Possession of Forged Document.

Both accused adults were released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton. The youth was released on promise to appear in Youth Court in Picton at a later date.

“The Prince Edward OPP would like to appeal to the public for information, or victims of this fraudulent activity regarding cheques from Picton Manor,” said German.

Anyone with information should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Prince Edward OPP at 1-613-476-2151. 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.

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