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Three charged with fraud in attempted vehicle purchase

Between October 18 to October 24, officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 376 calls for service, which included three individuals charged followed a fraud attempt.

On October 22, shortly after 2:15 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a fraudulent purchase attempt from a vehicle dealership on Laurier Street in Rockland.

During the investigation, police learned that the suspects were to attend the location the next day to complete the fraudulent purchase of a vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, a 46-year-old, and a 34-year-old, both of Montreal, Quebec were charged with

  • fraud Over $5,000 CC 380(1)(a) and
  • conspiracy to Commit Indictable offence—CC 465(1)(c).

Also, a 60-year-old male, from Montreal, was charged with

  • fraud over $5,000 CC 380(1)(a) and
  • failure to comply with a release order, other than to attend court—two counts—CC 145(5)(a).

The accused were held for bail and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.