ylmyeq · 2021-03-01

Police charge two private investigators with fraud

Two private investigators based in Ramara Township are themselves under investigation and facing fraud charges, the OPP are reporting.

Police in a statement Monday said two private investigation companies were hired by clients to delve into the backgrounds of unnamed individuals “for potential financial wrongdoings.”

Police allege the owners of the two companies provided their clients with bogus financial account information about the people whom they were hired to investigate.

The clients then acted on that information, police added.

As a result of an investigation by the OPP Anti-Rackets branch, a 60-year-old Ramara Township man is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.

A 64-year-old township woman is charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.

They are to appear in a Newmarket court on May 20.