The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged two individuals for fraud, after seniors were targeted.

After receiving information that elderly and vulnerable individuals were being targeted for their bank information, the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) began a thorough investigation.

On September 21, 2022, the OPP and CSCU conducted a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of two individuals. The investigation revealed that these individuals were in possession of a substantial amount of money, fraudulent credit cards and fraudulent Ontario identification cards.

A 32-year-old from Anjou, Québec, was charged with:


·        Possession of property obtained by crime- under $5,000 – three counts

·        Possession of a fraudulent credit card – six counts

·        Possession of instrument for use in copying credit cards

A 24-year-old from Saint-Geneviève, Québec, was charged with:

·        Possession of property obtained by crime- under $5,000 – two counts

·        Possession of property obtained by crime- over $5,000

·        Possession of a fraudulent credit card – six counts

·        Possession of instrument for use in copying credit cards

·        Personation with intent (Identity Fraud) – five counts

The accused were released from custody and will appear at the l’Orignal Court of Justice on October 10, 2022.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.