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North wellington OPP Reports - Apr. 12, 2017

Web posted on April 12, 2017

FEMALE CHARGED IN LOCAL RAFFLE SCAM

(TOWNSHIP OF WELLINGTON NORTH, ON) - Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a female in relation to a raffle scam that took place between April 2016 and December 2016.

31-year-old Patricia OLDHAM of Harriston has been charged with Fraud under $5000 and Lottery Not Authorized contrary to the Criminal Code.

Between April 2016 and December 2016, OLDHAM was selling raffle tickets and bracelets claiming that the proceeds would be donated to the breakfast program at Victoria Cross Public School in Mount Forest. No money was ever donated and there is no evidence that the prizes that were advertised were ever awarded. OLDHAM did not obtain a lottery license from the Township of Wellington North or through the AGCO. A complaint was filed with the Township office as well as with the OPP.

Investigation has revealed that OLDHAM sold tickets at the Mount Forest Home Show in the spring, Mount Forest Fireworks Festival in the summer, and at the Mount Forest Craft Show in the fall. She also advertised tickets online through Facebook Buy and Sell Groups, including the "Mount Forest & Surrounding Areas Buy/Sell/Swap" page.

The OPP is looking for anyone that may have been a victim of this scam to contact the officer in charge Constable Julie CHARBONNEAU by email at Julie.Charbonneau@opp.ca or by calling 1-888-310-1122 should email not be an option.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.csgw.tips where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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FEMALE CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED BY DRUG

(TOWN OF MINTO, ON) - On April 8, 2017 at approximately 10:10 p.m. a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol observed 2 vehicles parked on the side of the roadway on 8th Line, Town of Minto. The officer stopped to check on the well-being of the drivers and immediately detected signs of drug and alcohol use. The female driver of a 2010 Ford Escape was showing signs of impairment.

A Drug Recognition Officer conducted the investigation and 18-year-old Ashley CULLING was charged with Care or Control while Impaired by Drug contrary to the Criminal Code. The vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days as per statute.

CULLING is to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on May 16, 2017 to answer to the charge.


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