(WEST PARRY SOUND, ON) – On November 28, 2016, members of the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report from a local business of an internal fraud.  An investigation ensued with the assistance of the West Parry Sound OPP Crime Unit.

The investigation has thus far revealed that an employee had made fictitious invoices for various products and then made out cheques for the invoices payable to himself. The total fraud is believed to be approximately $50,000.  The offences are believed to have begun in November 2015, and ended in November 2016 when the employee ceased to work for the company.

As a result of the investigation;

Jamie SIM, 37 years of age from McKellar Township was arrested and charged with;

  • Fraud Over $5000, contrary to section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
    • Utter Forged Document, (41 Counts), contrary to section 368(1)(a) of the CC
  • Theft Under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the CC

He will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on February 2, 2017 to answer to his charges.