Category: Fraud

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Numerous thefts and a fraud charge laid after arrest made

Numerous thefts and a fraud charge laid after arrest made

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This and every weekend, all the bail matters get forwarded to the Thunder Bay Courthouse to have them dealt with in a timely manner. It is called Weekend and Statutory Holiday court (W.A.S.H.). “It all comes out in the W.A.S.H… Third up on today’s bail docket is a 23-year-old Jonah Thomas. Justice...

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Fraud, stolen debit card, theft & more

Fraud, stolen debit card, theft & more

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An alleged theft at an Arthur Street Shoppers Drug Mart has landed one man behind bars. The male had two outstanding warrants for his arrest from incidents previous to the Shoppers Drug Mart incident yesterday. An alleged theft that occurred on December 5th, 2018 at Shoppers Drug Mart located at 900...

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Social services fraud charge laid – Kim Berly part 2?

Social services fraud charge laid – Kim Berly part 2?

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – An investigation into possible fraudulent actions has resulted in a 28-year-old Veronica Skunk being arrested. A Thunder Bay bail court held a first appearance for Skunk this morning. She appeared by video from the Thunder Bay Police Service station while in custody this morning. His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bernard Caron...

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STOLEN CREDIT CARDS, FRAUD, BAD CHEQUES, 1 MAN IN JAIL

STOLEN CREDIT CARDS, FRAUD, BAD CHEQUES, 1 MAN IN JAIL

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A male was arrested by the Thunder Bay Police Service and is alleged to have had a number of stolen credit cards among other things in his possession. Allegations are that a police investigation shows that the male also knowingly used forged cheques and frauded multiple people. A 32-year-old Alexander Leif...

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BREAK AND ENTER / CAR HOPPING / FRAUD SUSPECT ARRESTED AGAIN

BREAK AND ENTER / CAR HOPPING / FRAUD SUSPECT ARRESTED AGAIN

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A 21-year-old Tyler Raymond Wocknitz was apprehended by the Fort Frances OPP regarding allegations that he had breached his bail conditions twice. He appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court via telephone from Fort Frances. On November 9th, and November 17th police report allegations that Wocknitz was at a residence on Church...

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FRAUD, A FIREARM, DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ASSAULT POLICE

FRAUD, A FIREARM, DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ASSAULT POLICE

(RED LAKE, ON) –  A male suspect was arrested after being found intoxicated and causing a disturbance at a residence in Red Lake overnight. 30-year-old Shawn William Thompson of Red Lake is alleged to have breached his bail condition of not consuming alcohol or substances banned under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) Thompson...

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BANK INTERCEPTS LOTTERY SCAM

BANK INTERCEPTS LOTTERY SCAM

(DRYDEN, ON) – A 78 year old Dryden citizen was almost a victim of a fraudulent lottery scam. On October 19, 2018, the victim received a call that they won a lottery and was told to proceed to the bank to forward a $1000 in order to collect their winnings. Once at the bank, bank officials...

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PUBLIC WARNING – ATM LURKER

PUBLIC WARNING – ATM LURKER

(THUNDER BAY, ON) -Information has come across our newsdesk about a man hanging around ATM’s, attempting to get people to cash a cheque for him. This scam includes the person telling you their debit card is not working, and then they become pushy for you to deposit the cheque in your account. At this point,...

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IDENTIFY THIS THIEF/FRAUDSTER

IDENTIFY THIS THIEF/FRAUDSTER

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service is reaching out to the public in hopes of identifying this guy, who is the suspect in a vehicle theft and a fraud investigation. Police say that the investigation into the theft began on Sept. 14, 2018 after the owner of a white 2005 Subaru Outback XT...

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CHURCH HEIST & BREACH PROBATION

CHURCH HEIST & BREACH PROBATION

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This mornings W.A.S.H. court (weekend and statutory holiday) had a 31-year-old woman named Deserrae Barber appear via video from the Thunder Bay Police Service Station. Her latest charge is regarding allegations that she did not report to probation between April 24th, 2018 and June 6th, 2018, as well as failing to...

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FRAUDULENT CHEQUE WARNING

FRAUDULENT CHEQUE WARNING

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to notify the public of a scam that has been reported in the Fort Frances area. Unknown parties have fraudulently acquired and distributed cheques belonging to a business in Calgary. The culprit(s) have sent the cheques to seemingly random...

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MORE JEWELRY FRAUDSTERS ARRESTED

MORE JEWELRY FRAUDSTERS ARRESTED

(DRYDEN, ON) – The Dryden Police Service have charged two males for trying to sell fraudulent jewelry in Dryden. On Friday September 14, 2018 at about 3:00pm, Dryden Police Service received a call that two males were trying to sell the victim fraudulent jewelry in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot. Dryden Police located the...

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TELEPHONE SCAM AND WHAT TO DO

TELEPHONE SCAM AND WHAT TO DO

(ONTARIO ) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to confirm who you’re dealing with before sending any money anywhere for any reason. The ever popular Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and other agency-related extortion threats have continued to sustain significant financial losses by unsuspecting victims. In 2017, the Extortion and Phishing Scam claimed 1,544...

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SCAMMER PRETENDS TO BE HUMANE SOCIETY

SCAMMER PRETENDS TO BE HUMANE SOCIETY

(THUNDER BAY, ON) -The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society has put out a public service announcement alerting the public to a scam going around. The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society says they have been made aware of a female that has been knocking door to door asking for donations, pretending to be gathering...

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FAKE JEWELRY BUST

FAKE JEWELRY BUST

(DRYDEN, ON) – A 41 year old female from Scarborough Ontario, identified as Serenada MICLESCU, has been charged with Fraud Under $5000 for selling worthless jewelry in Dryden. On Sunday September 9, 2018, Dryden Police Service received a call from a citizen that a female was trying to sell them jewelry saying the jewelry was 18 karat...

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(UPDATED) THUNDER BAY DINING LADY FRAUD

(UPDATED) THUNDER BAY DINING LADY FRAUD

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier this morning, heavy equipment was mobilized to 371 Wentworth Crescent, the home of notorious Thunder Bay criminal fraudster 49-year-old KIMBERLY JANICE BLUNT. The contractor arrived and began to demolish the home which has a lien on it by The Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board. Blunt now owes the...

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ASSAULT AND FAIL TO APPEAR

ASSAULT AND FAIL TO APPEAR

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 of the Thunder Bay Courthouse via video from the OPP Fort Frances detachment is 29-year-old Jenna Rivas-Torres. Justice of the Peace Denette Maslach is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Piera Pasloski and Duty Council Lawyer Aranka Golphy. Rivas-Torres is facing these charges. Those charges are: Assault Fail...

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FRAUD CHARGES LAID

FRAUD CHARGES LAID

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A female appeared in court today on a number of fraud related charges after police were contacted by a bank employee who was suspicious of documents provided to open a bank account. Patrol officers attended the Royal Bank on Memorial Avenue just before 4:00 p.m. on August 30, 2018 to speak to...

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(VIDEO) JEWELRY SCAM CONTINUES

(VIDEO) JEWELRY SCAM CONTINUES

(NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO) – The recent rash of scammers attempting to sell fake jewelry on the road side, while claiming they need the money for gas is still happening. One man warns everyone from Thunder Bay and west to keep on the lookout, as he recently ran into them on Highwsy 502, as he was making...

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CAR HOPPING INVESTIGATION CHARGES LAID

CAR HOPPING INVESTIGATION CHARGES LAID

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – From July 4, 2018 to July 9, 2018, in Fort Frances, many vehicles were entered and property was stolen. Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began investigating the circumstances of each incident. As a result, a Fort Frances man has been charged with numerous offences. Tyler WOCKNITZ, 20 years...

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WOMAN STABBED BY NEEDLE & MORE

WOMAN STABBED BY NEEDLE & MORE

(WINNIPEG, MB) – On June 27, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., General Patrol and Central Traffic Unit members responded to a report of a female victim that had been stabbed in the arm with a needle at a shopping mall in the 1200 block of St. Mary’s Road. The suspect female had since fled. Upon arrival,...

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MAN FALLS FOR iTUNES SCAM, $9,000

MAN FALLS FOR iTUNES SCAM, $9,000

(EAST MILLS TWP, ONT) – On June 23, 2018, officers from the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of a person from East Mills Township, Ontario, who was the victim of a $9000 fraud. The complainant advised that, on June 23, 2018, he received a call from unknown...

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DISBARRED LAWYER IN HOT WATER AGAIN

DISBARRED LAWYER IN HOT WATER AGAIN

(ONTARIO) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that on May 29, 2018, Ms. Angela Codina of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, was sentenced to seven years in prison for immigration fraud. The sentence includes two years for time served in pre-trial custody. In addition to the period of incarceration, Ms. Codina was...