Burlington man accused of defrauding eight victims out of $600,000 total

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Published October 12, 2021 at 2:27 pm

A Burlington man is facing several fraud charges dating back to 2019 following a lengthy Halton Regional Police Service investigation.

Police said a man solicited loans and promised victims their investments would yield significantly high returns in a short period of time, which never materialized.

Eight victims provided the accused with more than $600,000, which was never refunded.

Brian Kumar, 48, faces eight counts of fraud over $5,000. He was released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact the Fraud Intake office at 905-465-8741.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through their website.

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