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Oshawa contractor caught charging for unfinished work

A 33-year-old man is facing a number of fraud charges after he took money for work that was either only partially completed or never started.

Between April and August 2017, the accused entered into contracts with homeowners for construction or renovation work and after taking the deposits, he did not complete the jobs.

During the investigation, officers from Major Crime Fraud also discovered the accused had used a cheque stolen from one of his clients.

A 33-year-old man of Sedan Crescent in Oshawa, is charged with eight counts of fraud under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime; forgery and uttering a forged document. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Brady of the Major Crime Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2899.

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