November 28 – 29, 2017

Fraudulent Caregiver scam

 Brockville Police are investigating the latest fraudulent scam to hit the area, this one an ad placed for a caregiver of an elderly person.

 Yesterday morning at 11:30 a.m. a Salisbury Avenue resident contacted police regarding an ad she had answered for a job. The job posting was for a caregiver of an elderly person in the community. When she answered the ad and was awarded the job she was given a cheque approximately $5000 and asked to deposit in an account that had been set up through the TD Bank for a wheel chair and accessories for the elderly client and to keep $450 for her first week of work.

 When the victim attended to the bank she was advised the cheque was fraudulent. Bank employees also reported to police that at least two other persons had been into the bank with similar cheques and the same story. Investigators are looking to locate and speak with any other victims who may have answered this ad.

 Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Katie Kijewski of the Brockville Police Service at 613-342-0127 ext. 6093 or submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

 

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