A 31-year-old male suspect
has been charged in connection with a home renovation scam. York Regional Police, Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation in April 2018 into a large-scale home renovation scam after officers linked several incidents to the same suspect. Victims would contact a number on the ads that the suspect posted online and around York Region. The suspect would provide quotes and request a 15 to 40 per cent down payment in cash. Often, the suspect would allegedly take the deposit and never return. He used several alias names to avoid being identified.