During the month of October 2019, the Huntsville OPP were made aware of fraudulent activity involving credit cards and the purchase of large bundles of lottery tickets.
An extensive investigation has led to the arrest of 3 individuals in connection with these events. Charged are the following:
38-year-old Corinne Butler – Fraud Under $5,000 X 7, Laundering Proceeds of Crime X 2 and Property Obtained by Crime
38-year-old Raymond Cannon – Fraud Under $5,000 X 6 and Laundering Proceeds of Crime
38-year-old Stephen Hall – Fraud Under $5,000 X 3 Use of Credit Card and Fail to Comply with Probation Order X 2
The above three people are not residents of Huntsville, but have been frequenting the area since October. Police are advising local business owners that there may be outstanding offences that may have taken place in their stores. Anyone with similar events involving purchases of large bundles of lottery tickets or other items please check your surveillance cameras and confirm the frauds and contact Huntsville OPP to assist in furthering their investigation.
Huntsville OPP has learned that there have been other similar incidents reported to communities outside of Huntsville, including the Almaguin Highlands area, Durham Region, and the G.T.A.
This investigation is continuing and Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.