$1600+ Transferred Fraudulently, Man Charged


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On August 3, 2019, a woman was hanging out with someone she was apparently close with. Sometime during their time together, allegations are that the man logged into her online banking and transferred himself $1620. The woman claims she did not give him access to her account, her password and did not grant permission for the transaction to take place.

Police arrested 23-year-old Brenden Bryan Gravelle-Sanheo and charged him with fraud. He was released on conditions not to contact the woman or be near her home, work, or other places she frequents.


Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service have once again arrested Gravelle-Sanheo, but this time he is alleged to have violated his release conditions by attending the address of the alleged victim and refused to leave. Police picked him up and held him at the police station pending his court appearance which took place this morning.

Gravelle-Sanheo appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station while in police custody. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman was presiding along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and a duty counsel lawyer.

Gravelle-Sanheo is facing the following criminal charges:

  • Fraud.
  • Breaching bail conditions.

The Crown states that although Gravelle-Sanheo is in a reverse-onus situation, they are willing to consent to his release on a non-deposit, no surety recognizance under the following conditions:

  • Report his address to police within 24 hours of being released from police custody.
  • Do not contact his alleged victim.
  • Do not be within 100 meters of her home, work, or anywhere she frequents.
  • Not to have any access to the alleged victims bank card.

Court hears that Gravelle-Sanheo has a substance abuse issue and has relapsed. Further, court hears that he is seeking to go into detox as soon as possible and get treatment for his addiction issue.

Duty counsel requests that Gravelle-Sanheo return to court on November 26th to begin answering to the charges. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman orders Gravelle-Sanheo released from police custody and sets his return date to November 26th, 2019.


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