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Oshawa man facing fraud charges after stealing from charity

Following a lengthy investigation, the DRPS have arrested an Oshawa man for allegedly defrauding an Uxbridge charity out of more than $55,000.

The investigation began in June 2017 after North House, a charitable organization in Uxbridge, reported their executive director was stealing from the company. They noted that cash and credit card accounts were used for unauthorized personal purchases, including sporting event tickets and restaurants, over a five-month period. Several unauthorized cheques were also written in the name of the accused and cashed.

After working with the board of directors and local banks for several months, officers arrested a male in Oshawa.

The 42-year-old is facing charges of fraud over $5,000 and failing to comply with a probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police are asking anyone who may have been victimized by this individual to come forward. Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Finley of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2017.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.