Hamilton, Ontario,

Former Hamilton Center PC Riding President Arrested for Fraud

In March 2019 information was reported to the Hamilton Police Service regarding accounting irregularities within the Federal Conservative Electoral District Association of Hamilton Centre, at the conclusion of the 2015 election. The former president of the association is believed to have misappropriated over $30,000.00 that had been refunded to the Conservatives by Elections Canada.

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Hamilton Police arrested David Dawson in relation to the funds. He was taken into custody and later released by way of a Promise to Appear. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, November 18, 2019, to answer to criminal charges.


  • David Dawson, 67-years of age from Hamilton


  • Fraud over $5000
  • Theft by Conversion and
  • Theft by Person Required to Account

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Rob Mayea (905) 546-4521, [email protected] or Det. Sergeant Greg Doerr (905) 546-3841.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com