UPDATE: Halton Regional Police as seeking the public’s assistance to speak with residents in the City of Burlington who may be victim’s and had contact with Elwood Bowler on their property to complete eaves trough repair, tree cutting, roofing or other home maintenance. 

Police are investigating one known occurrence in the City of Burlington and believe there may be more victims who paid for contractor services they did not receive. Bowler generally targeted older adult home owners in Halton Region.

Please contact the Burlington Elders Investigator, Detective Constable Derek Gray at 905-825-4747 Ext 2344 if you have further information, or you can file a report with Halton Regional Police at: 905-825-4777.

Tips may also be forwarded to  Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

ORIGINAL POST:

On August 23, 2017 the Halton Regional Police Service, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, concluded a seven month fraud investigation involving a male posing as a handyman.

This male canvassed his victims by traveling door-to-door and offering such services as eaves trough cleaning and offering to conduct miscellaneous work such as chimney repair.

On multiple occasions this male retained cash deposits for the promised jobs which he failed to complete.  This male generally targeted the older adult population.

On August 23, 2017 Elwood BOWLER (54 years) from Toronto was arrested and charged with the following offences:

• Fraud Under $5000 x 9
• Fraud Over $5000 x 1

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to please contact the Elders Investigator, Detective Constable Tim Nichols at 905-825-4747 ext. 2214.

Tips may also be forwarded to  Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).