TORONTO WOMAN CHARGED FOLLOWING KINGSTON FRAUD
3/8/2018 1:43:21 PM
Kingston police have charged a 27 year old Toronto woman for allegedly defrauding a Kingston woman of over $150,000 dollars. Police say the fraud began in September 2016 where it's alleged the accused contacted the victims financial firm via e-mail pretending to be the victim. At this time she only asked to see the balance on investments. In October and November it's alleged she instructed the advisor to transfer the funds to a specific bank account. The advisor then contacted the victim by phone regarding another e-mail to transfer funds which is when the fraud was discovered. Police were contacted and they began an investigation which lead them to identify the Toronto woman. She turned herself in to Kingston police this past Tuesday. She's charged with fraud over $5000, and possession of stolen property over $5000.
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