On the morning of Monday July 24, 2017 a financial institution on Market Street telephoned the BPS regarding a fraud investigation.
Information was learned that on July 21, 2017 the accused deposited three cheques into his bank account via ATM. On July 24, 2017 the accused deposited two more cheques into his account via an ATM machine. In total 5 cheques were cashed, three of the cheques belonged to a Brantford woman and the other two a Brantford man who resided at a different address. A Community Patrol Officer investigated and contacted victim #1 who advised that he had not wrote the accused any cheques and that his cheques had been stolen from his parked vehicle almost a week ago. Victim #2 a Brantford woman was also contacted and advised that she did not write such cheques and believed that her cheques were somehow stolen from her mailbox from a previous residence.
On July 25, 2017 the accused attended his financial institution in order to withdraw funds. The BPS was contacted and the accused was arrested. The accused a 35 year old Brantford man was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property X5, Utter Forged Documents X5, Fraud under $5,000.00 and Breach of Probation. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.