West Grey officers lay thirteen charges in fraud investigation


On April 23rd 2019, a woman attended the West Grey Police Station to report that a fraud had occurred.  The complainant advised that her mother had received a letter of collection from “Money Mart” which indicated that cheques had been written from her account and that some of the cheques had been declined. The victim reviewed her financials and confirmed that she had never written these cheques.  Police contacted Money Mart’s financial crime department who were able to provide surveillance video of the suspect using the victim’s cheques in Hanover, Owen Sound and Guelph. Upon review of the surveillance footage, police were successfully able to identify the suspect who was known to police. Subsequent to police investigation, a second victim was identified and an arrest warrant was applied for.  On May 15th 2019, West Grey police located and arrested the twenty-six year old Owen Sound man with the assistance of the Hanover Police Service. The accused was charged with thirteen criminal offences and was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse where he was remanded in custody.



3 counts – Use, deals, acts on forged document

3 counts – Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5,000

3 counts – Personation with intent (Identity Fraud)

2 counts – attempt to use forged cheque

1 count – Obtain money by false pretense

1 count – Fraud under $5,000







Media Inquiries:

Cst. Cory Trainor

Media Relations Officer

West Grey Police Service



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