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Erin victim sends $45K to illegitimate investment firm

20-year-old from Brampton facing fraud charges
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ERIN – A 20-year-old from Brampton is facing fraud charges after the victim transferred a large amount of money to an unlawful investment firm.

The investigation began on July 13, 2021. Police say the victim transferred approximately $45,000 to an investment firm and shortly became suspicious. 

The Wellington County Crime Unit carried out the investigation with the assistance of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. They determined the firm was not a legitimate business.

As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Brampton resident has been charged with fraud over $5,000. 

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on July 14, according to police.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or the police.