Mississauga man charged in tiny home fraud investigation in Oakville
Published May 5, 2023 at 7:29 am
A Mississauga man faces fraud charges in connection to an investigation involving a tiny home business based in Oakville.
Several people reported making down payments to a business called “Little Creek Homes”, a home designer/builder of tiny homes, for houses that were never delivered, Halton Police Regional Service said in a press release.
The victims are from across Ontario, some lost more than $200,000, police said. Potential buyers lost down payments and even full purchase prices for homes that were not provided, police added.
The address listed on Little Creek Homes’ website is an Oakville post office box.
On May 3, 2023, the owner of Little Creek Homes was arrested.
Philip Bradley, 58, of Mississauga has been charged with nine counts of fraud over $5,000, police said.
Bradley was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Investigators believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Kevin Harvey of the Halton Police Regional Fraud Unit at (905) 465-8744.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising