During October #Huntsville OPP were made aware of fraudulent activity involving credit cards and the purchase of large bundle to lottery tickets.
An investigation has led to the arrest of 3 people.
Charged are the following:
38 yr old Corinne Butler faces seven counts of Fraud Under $5,000, two counts of Laundering Proceeds of Crime and a charge of Property Obtained by Crime.
38 yr old Raymond Cannon faces six counts of Fraud Under $5,000 and a charge of Laundering Proceeds of Crime
39 yr old Stephen Hall faces three counts of Fraud Under $5,000, Use of Credit Card and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.
The above three 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).