Hamilton, Ontario,

Crime Doesn’t Pay - Fraudster Arrested

Hamilton Police arrested a Stoney Creek man after he convinced store staff that he was returning products he had purchased. Moments before the male selected the products from the shelf did not pay for them and attended the customer service counter for a refund. The male will appear in court today.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, shortly before 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to Home Depot located at 1775 Stone Church Road East for a fraud in progress. The suspect had been observed selecting power tool equipment, walking around the store for several minutes and then attending the customer service counter. He convinced the staff that he was returning the merchandise and received money related to the cost of the items.

Police located the suspect in a vehicle, parked in the lot. He was arrested based on the information provided by the Loss Prevention Officer. A search of the male revealed he was in possession of a stun gun. An investigation in the male’s identity confirmed he was bound by several court orders. As a result of the arrest, he was now in violation of those orders.

The accused was taken into police custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court today to answer to the charges.


  • Stun gun


  • Male, 25-years-of age from Stoney Creek


  • Fraud under $5000
  • Breach of conditional sentence order X2
  • Possession of prohibited weapon
  • Possession contrary to order X2