A 31-year-old male sus­pect

Thornhill Post - - News -

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.

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