Window repair fraud investigation leads to arrest of Whitby man

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Published October 26, 2021 at 2:17 pm

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A Whitby man has been charged with numerous fraud offences after an investigation into someone posing as a window and door repairman on Facebook Marketplace.

The investigation began over the summer after numerous victims reported giving a down payment to a Canada Windows & Doors employee they found online, only to receive no services in exchange.

Leo Chieco, 37, of Whitby, is charged with four counts of fraud under $5,000, four counts of possession of the proceeds of crime under $5,000, and breaking a probation order. He has been held until his bail hearing.

Police are looking for other victims. Anyone with information can call D/Cst. Snow at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5364.

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