Kingston Woman Charged w Fraud Over $5K Using Sick Kids Story 120817

Kingston Woman Charged w Fraud Over $5K Using Sick Kids Story 120817

 

Police Bulletin

Calls for Service

Kingston Police had 146 calls for service during the 24 hour period starting from 5:00 a.m. on December 7, 2017. Of these, 87 calls occurred in the city central area, 45 in the west end, 4 in the east end, and 4 north of Highway 401. Some of these included:

  • 7 domestic calls
  • 2 assault calls
  • 4 harassment calls
  • 1 fight/disturbance call
  • 5 undesirable calls
  • 1 customer trouble call
  • 4 alarm calls
  • 2 neighbour dispute calls
  • 1 noise complaint
  • 1 trouble with kids call
  • 1 missing person call
  • 2 Mental Health Act calls
  • 3 medical assist calls
  • 15 assist citizen calls
  • 3 break and enter calls
  • 17 theft calls
  • 2 shoplifting calls
  • 2 mischief calls
  • 4 fraud calls
  • 8 motor vehicle collisions
  • 1 impaired driving call
  • 1 parking/vehicle complaint
  • 7 driving complaints
  • 12 suspicious activity calls
  • 1 trespass/prowler call
  • 2 drug calls

There were 6 individuals arrested within the last 24 hours including 3 men and 3 women, between 13 and 49 years of age, for the following: unlawfully make child pornography available, unlawfully possess child pornography, unlawfully access child pornography, fraud over $5000, utter threats, theft, breach undertaking, breach recognizance, and breach probation. One person was arrested on a warrant.

Residents are encouraged to view the Kingston Police Crime Mapping Tool that can be accessed through the website here. To further community awareness and improve accessibility to calls-for-police-service occurring in the community, Kingston Police has merged Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with police calls-for-service data for user-friendly public consumption.

Local Man Arrested in Relation to Child Pornography

Release Date: December 8, 2017

17-40018

A 29-year-old local man is facing multiple charges in relation to child pornography.

On September 4, 2017 digital images listed in the Interpol Baseline Hash database, a compilation of digital signatures of child pornography, were shared through a messaging account. The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre generated a report and forwarded the information to Kingston Police Sexual Assault and Child Exploitation Unit for investigation.

The investigation identified a mid-town Kingston address and on December 7, 2017, detectives along with the Emergency Response Unit executed a search warrant at a mid-town address. Police seized several digital devices and a forensic examination of a phone owned by the accused revealed images that matched the Criminal Code definition of child pornography.

The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with unlawfully make child pornography available, unlawfully possess child pornography, and unlawfully access child pornography.

This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.”




Woman Charged after $7000 Fraud

Release Date: December 8, 2017

17-37974

A 49-year-old local woman has been arrested after taking advantage of the kindness of the victim to defraud him of just over $7000.

Between August and October 2017 the accused took advantage of the compassionate nature of the victim by claiming her son had died due to an illness while at Sick Kids Hospital. The accused asked for financial assistance for funeral expenses and to travel to the East Coast for the funeral with family. Over the subsequent weeks the accused approached the victim requesting more money for one problem after the other. The accused signed promissory notes that she would pay him back and the victim feeling sorry for her loss, continued to lend the accused money.

On November 10, 2017 the Kingston Police Fraud Unit began an investigation after accused told the victim she would pay him back and set up a meeting with him at her bank, but never showed up. The investigation revealed that the accused’s son was alive and well. Detectives also learned the accused had charged with defrauded others in the past and was currently wanted for failing to attend court.

On December 7, 2017 Detectives located the accused at her residence. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with fraud over $5000.

Youth Arrested after Threatening Phone Calls

Release Date: December 8, 2017

17-41375

A 15-year-old local youth has been arrested and charged after threatening two fellow students by phone.

On December 7, 2017 at approximately 10:15 a.m. the victim received a phone call from an unknown number. The victim recognized the voice as that of the accused, whom she knows from school. The accused began threatening to beat the victim and the victim passed her phone to a friend. The friend told the accused she would report the threatening call to the school if the accused continued to threaten the victim. The accused then threatened to assault the friend as well.

Both girls reported the incident to the principal. The accused was not at school on this date and police were called.

The accused was contacted and agreed to turn herself in at police headquarters. The accused was arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.

The accused was charged with two counts of utter threats.

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