Million dollar fraud charges laid
A 60-year-old Bruce County resident is now facing several fraud related charges following a lengthy investigation led by the Huron County OPP.
In September of 2017, police were contacted by a member of the victim’s family after it was discovered the victim had lost a sizable portion of her life savings.
Upon speaking with the victim, investigators learned the accused had regularly borrowed large sums of money from the victim by using deceit and other fraudulent means.
Furthermore, it was discovered the accused wrote a number of non-sufficient funds (NSF) cheques to the victim.
Investigators estimate the victim lost approximately $1.2 million dollars to the accused.
Roswitha WIGGERMANN, 60 years of age, from Huron-Kinloss was arrested on June 68.
She is facing the following criminal charges:
Fraud Over $5,000
Make a Forged Document
Uttering a Forged Document
Make a False Statement in Writing
She has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for July 16, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.
Investigators believe there may be other victims in the local area.
Should you wish to speak with an investigator please contact the Huron OPP Crime Unit by calling (519) 524-8314 or your local OPP detachment toll free at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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