Uxbridge ex-lawyer charged with fraud in divorce case

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Published November 23, 2022 at 4:33 pm

A former lawyer whose licence to practice law was revoked more than four years ago has been charged with fraud after a victim was defrauded of more than $9,000 in a divorce case.

Investigators of Durham Police’s Financial Crimes Unit started their investigation in 2019 after allegations the suspect received deposits from the victim for various lawyer fees. The suspect accepted funds from the victim, including a deposit intended as a retainer fee and a cheque intended for probate. The suspect misappropriated the funds for personal use.

The suspect’s licence to practice law was revoked in May 2018.

Andrea Lynn Robertson, 48, of Uxbridge is charged with numerous fraud related charges, including fraud over $5,000; forgery; perjury; obstruct justice and alter document to defraud.

Investigators would like to ensure there are no other victims that have retained any form of legal services from Robertson, or her company Uxbridge Mediation and Divorce Services.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. FINLEY of the Major Crime – Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5358.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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