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Five charged with defrauding county business of $400,000

Four Toronto-area residents and one BC man have been charged

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police Major Crime Unit has laid charges in a fraud that cost a Wellington North business nearly $400,000.

It was reported that several cheques were stolen in December 2022, and cashed illegally.

As a result of the investigation, Istvan Dolanyi, 44, of Richmond Hill, Klauidia Fajko, 26, of Toronto, Anita Lakai, 35, of North York, Elemerne Olah, 63, of North York, and Geoffrey Cowman, 69,  of Richmond, BC, have all been charged with fraud over $5,000 contrary to the Criminal Code.

Anyone with any information related to this occurrence is asked to call investigators at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at