Two Brampton Men Arrested in Connection with Scamming Seniors

An investigation into the financial scamming of a Hamilton resident has resulted in the arrest of two Brampton men.

On September 11, 2020, investigators from the Crimes Against Seniors Unit (CASU) began an investigation into the defrauding of a 95-year-old Hamilton resident. The victim was instructed to send a large sum of money to an address in order to avoid being arrested. 

On October 14, 2020, Hamilton Police executed a search warrant at a Brampton address. Through continued investigation, police identified two males from the Brampton area that were involved. As well, a second 86-year-old male from British Columbia was also identified as being a victim of fraud over $5,000.00 related to the males.

The males, age 19 and 26 are scheduled to have their matter addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse on February 9, 2021. They are both facing a charge of Fraud Under $5000 and Fraud Over $5000.

Police are reminding citizens to be cautious of suspicious phone calls. If you receive a call that you own money, call the Canada Revenue Agency. Never provide personal information over the telephone, text or email. The CRA or the police will never request payment by money, service business, iTunes/Google Pay, Credit gift cards or bitcoins.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Darren Murphy by calling 905-540-6375.

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