Durham Regional Police say an aged man misplaced over $43,000 after clean cheques he ordered from his financial institution acquired misplaced within the mail.
Investigators mentioned that in December 2018, a 70-year-old Pickering man ordered new cheques however by no means acquired them and went again in February to order extra.
A couple of weeks after his second go to to the financial institution, monetary representatives referred to as the person to advise him that over $43,000 had been taken from his account.
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Police mentioned that somebody allegedly intercepted the primary cheque guide because it was being mailed and commenced making withdrawals from the account starting from $600 to $5,000.
Officers mentioned a complete of 30 cheques have been cashed between Dec. 30, 2018 and early March.
After conducting an investigation, police mentioned they arrested two suspects in relation to the case, each of whom now face a complete of 66 prices.
Jesse Beaton, 26, of Ajax and Darren Nicholson, 18, of Oshawa have been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, laundering proceeds of crime and use of a cast doc, amongst different prices.
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Each males have been held in custody pending bail hearings.
Police mentioned they’re nonetheless looking for a 3rd suspect in relation to the case however haven’t recognized the person.
Anybody with info is requested to contact the Durham police West Division Prison Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2528 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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