Contractor fraud scams Caledon resident out of $12,000: police

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Published November 10, 2022 at 8:49 am

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An alleged contractor fraud has left a Caledon resident short of $12,000, and police are concerned there are more victims.

The Caledon OPP say a resident on Craftsman Road in Caledon paid a contractor $12,000 for a deposit to a contractor to complete an interlocking job.

After delaying the project for nearly two years, the work has never been completed and the contractor is no longer returning the victim’s phone calls, police say.

Investigators say they believe there may be additional victims in the Caledon area and in other jurisdictions.

Police did not release any additional details about the contractor, and the incident was first reported to police on Oct. 23, 2022.

Anyone with information on this incident or who believes you have been a victim of contractor fraud is asked to contact the Caledon OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.

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