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A 33-year-old man is facing charges after he took deposit money for work that was either only partially completed or never started.

Between April and August 2017, the accused entered into contracts with homeowners for construction or renovation work. He took deposits but did not complete the jobs.

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During the investigation, officers from Major Crime Fraud also discovered the accused had used a cheque stolen from one of his clients.

Peter KROONE, age 33 of Sedan Crescent in Oshawa, is charged with Fraud Under $5,000 x8; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; Forgery and Utter Forged Document. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Brady of the Major Crime Fraud Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2899.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.