Windsor Man Charged with Five Counts of Fraud

WINDSOR, ON, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - On August 11th, 2010 members of the Windsor Detachment Commercial Crime Section charged Christopher James BOYLE with five counts of Fraud Under $5,000.00, after complaints were received involving the sale of vehicles over the internet from the Yukon.

Members of the Windsor RCMP working in conjunction with the RCMP in Calgary and Shaunavon, Saskatchewan uncovered a fraud whereby the seller of the vehicles requested that payments be made directly to a bank account located in Windsor prior to delivery. Once the funds were deposited in the bank account provided by the seller, the vehicles would not be delivered and a number of excuses were provided as to why the vehicle had not been delivered.

Cst. Annette Bernardon of the Windsor Commercial Crime Section is reminding the public to know who they are dealing with and to confirm the seller's name, street address and telephone number prior to purchasing items sold over the Internet. Cst. Bernardon also reminds the public to meet with the seller and inspect the vehicle before purchasing it. Do not pay any money in advance of delivery and do not wire transfer money to strangers as you will not get it back.

Charged with five counts of Fraud Under $5,000.00 (Section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code) is:

Christopher James BOYLE (age 21) of Windsor, Ontario.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: RCMP Media Contact, Cst. Annette Bernardon, (519) 948-5287 ext. 255

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