More bo­gus court papers

The Glengarry News - - Garrynews -

An ap­par­ent smear cam­paign tar­get­ing a busi­ness per­son con­tin­ues, a month af­ter a South Glen­garry man was charged with mail fraud.

July 19 the Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry On­tario Provin­cial Po­lice de­tach­ment was ad­vised that new fraud­u­lent doc­u­ments are be­ing cir­cu­lated in the re­gion and through­out On­tario. The doc­u­ments are tar­get­ing one in­di­vid­ual, that per­son’s as­so­ciates and place of busi­ness.

If you have re­ceived such doc­u­ments con­tact your lo­cal po­lice agency. Ref­er­ence OPP case num­ber SP19110048.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan when the de­tach­ment was alerted by peo­ple who had re­ceived fake court doc­u­ments along with fic­ti­tious sex­ual as­sault reg­is­ter doc­u­ments.

The SD&G OPP Crime Unit has con­cluded that the papers con­tain false al­le­ga­tions. “Fur­ther­more, any im­pli­ca­tion that busi­ness as­so­ciates of the vic­tim named in the doc­u­ments are in­volved in any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity in re­la­tion to these doc­u­ments is also a fabri­ca­tion,” the de­tach­ment re­it­er­ates.

The pack­ages in­di­cate the con­tents have orig­i­nated from var­i­ous po­lice agen­cies, busi­ness and gov­ern­ment agen­cies. The SD&G OPP, Corn­wall Po­lice Ser­vice, RCMP and Solic­i­tor Gen­eral's of­fice con­firm these doc­u­ments did not orig­i­nate within them.

Po­lice agen­cies do not send doc­u­ments to the gen­eral pub­lic stat­ing that a per­son or per­sons have been con­victed of any crimes.

The OPP Crime Unit con­tin­ues work­ing with the foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion unit.

In June, Ryan Flaro, 41, of South Glen­garry was charged with two counts of crim­i­nal ha­rass­ment, two counts of mak­ing forged doc­u­ments, along with a charge of im­per­son­at­ing an of­fi­cer and care­less stor­age of a weapon. He was ar­rested af­ter the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, the Emer­gency Re­sponse Team and SD&G OPP of­fi­cers searched a prop­erty on County Road 2, South Glen­garry Town­ship.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

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