On 10th of May 2021 at approximately 9:12 pm., Aylmer police responded to a fraud complaint reported by a 73-year-old female from Aylmer ON. Police investigation revealed that the victim was contacted by a male purported to be her grandson stating that he was in a motor vehicle collision and needed $3000.00 to pay for the damages to his vehicle and medical expenses. The victim fell for the scam and attended the bank and deposited $3000.00 into an account that was provided by the caller. Female later confirmed that her grandson did not make the call and that he was not in a motor vehicle collision.
This is an old scam tactic used by the culprits. Residents are reminded to confirm the information by calling a family member and verifying the story before sending or depositing any money into someone’s account.
Then on the 12th of May 2021 at approximately 4:37 pm.,, Aylmer police responded to a fraud complaint from a treasurer of Curling Club in Aylmer ON. Police investigation revealed that approximately four years ago cheques from the club were stolen after a break and enter. On 12th of May 2021, unknown person attempted to deposit one of the stolen cheques into an account at one of the local banks. Investigation is on going and anyone with information is asked to call Aylmer Police at 519-773-3146 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.