Halton police arrest two suspects in grandparent scam

Published January 3, 2023 at 11:04 am

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has arrested two people in relation to a grandparent scam.

According to police, on December 30, 2022, an elderly female victim reported that she had been targeted for a grandparent scam.

Police say the suspects claimed to be from a law firm and requested a large sum of cash in order to bail out the victim’s grandson.

Investigators were able to intercept two suspects as they were on their way to the victim’s residence to collect the cash, according to police.

Lamorn Charles Armbrister Jr. a 26-year-old from Quebec was charged with fraud over $5,000.

Pascal Florestal Pascariu, a 36-year-old from Quebec was charged with fraud over $5,000.

Both accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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