Brampton woman busted in $28,500 ‘grandparent scam’ on Lincoln senior


Published November 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm

A Brampton woman has been charged in a “grandparents scam” that cost a Lincoln senior $28,500.

Niagara Police started investigating the case in early-November after a Lincoln man in his 80s was targeted by a scammer, claiming to be a family member in legal trouble.

Told that they needed cash to be released from custody – none of which was true – a female suspect came to the Lincoln house three times to get the cash, which ended up totaling $28,500.

Police believed she was driving a grey 2006 Honda Civic.

On November 17, the police found the suspect and charged her.

Dominique Theresa Alexander-Connell, 22, of Brampton has been charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of crime cash over $5,000.

She was held in custody for a video bail hearing on November 18 and then released with a future court date of December 16 at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

The investigation by detectives remains ongoing as there is a belief there are more victims. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009487.

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