Gananoque – On July 9, 2018 the Gananoque Police Service commenced an investigation because of a report of a Gananoque resident reporting he had over $8000 in Visa transactions charged to his credit card which he was not responsible for. The victim hired a male to do a job for him at his residence and gave the accused his Visa card to purchase job related products.
Subsequent investigation determined the accused never purchased the agreed upon supplies to do the job and instead left on a vacation on June 28, 2018, headed out of province to Alberta without informing anyone of his whereabouts. The victim weeks later received a bank statement for his Visa and noticed multiple unexplained cash advances on the Visa totalling $8827.68.
On August 29, 2018 the accused was arrested by the Gananoque Police Service. During the arrest the accused was found to still be in possession of the Visa in the victim’s name. The accused an 80-year-old Gananoque resident is charged with Theft Over $5000, Fraud Over $5000, and unauthorized use of a credit card. The accused is scheduled to appear in Brockville Court at a later date.