Peterborough man facing additional fraud charges, police believe there may be more victims

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A 29-year-old Peterborough man is facing additional fraud charges after several more victims came forward to police.

Through further investigation, it was revealed that between January 2017 and July 2017 the accused defrauded several other persons he knows of post-secondary tuition funds and also convinced several of the victims to pay into an investment scam.

As a result of the investigation Gaurav Paul, 29, of Applewood Crescent, Peterborough, is additionally charged with fraud under $5,000 X4.

The investigation is ongoing. Police believe there may still be other victims and are encouraging anyone with similar concerns to come forward and call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 Detective Constable Reesor ext. 293 or Detective Constable Calderwood ext. 214.


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A 29-year-old Peterborough man has been charged following a fraud investigation.

Between June 23, 2017, and June 26, 2017, the female victim provided the accused, whom she knows, with more than $7,000 to assist her in enrolling for post-secondary education.

After the accused failed to use the funds per the designated use and failed to return the money to the victim police were contacted in late July and began an investigation.

On July 31, 2017, officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was placed under arrest.

Gaurav Paul, 29, of Applewood Crescent, Peterborough, is charged with fraud over $5,000.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Aug. 1).