A case of missing mail turns into fraud charge for Windsorite

Sreedha Varanasi
By Sreedha Varanasi April 7, 2018 11:27

A case of damaged mailboxes and missing mail in Windsor has led to a woman being charged with fraud, forgery and possession of stolen property among other charges.

Upon reviewing surveillance footage from March 21, the manager of an apartment building on Glengarry Avenue discovered a woman had forced open mail boxes and stole contents at 3 a.m. on that day.

After the manager reported damaged mailboxes and stolen mail, patrol officers identified and located a female suspect in the lobby of the apartment building on Tuesday. She was arrested without incident.

The next day, the financial crimes branch were aware of the female’s involvement as a suspect in another matter pertaining to a complaint about a stolen cheque book.

That cheque book belonged to a business, and the investigation revealed the same female suspect had allegedly fraudulently cashed numerous cheques worth over $5,000.

Const. Andy Drouillard of the Windsor Police Service said these sorts of cases are not common in Windsor, but they have happened before. He added Windsorites should alert the authorities any time they discover cheque books, wallets and/or credit cards stolen.

“Once those are taken, people will take advantage of that very quickly,” said Drouillard.

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with mischief under $5,000, theft from mail, fraud under $5,000, utter forged cheque, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and breach of recognizance.  

Sreedha Varanasi
By Sreedha Varanasi April 7, 2018 11:27

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