Local roofing company owner and employee charged with 49 Fraud related offences
(Ottawa)— In January 2018, the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit began an investigation following numerous complaints that a local roofing company received money for new roof services and never fulfilled the contracts.
On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Organized Fraud Unit charged the owner of Ottawa Permanent Roofing and one employee individually with 45 counts of Fraud Over $5,000 and 4 counts of Fraud Under $5,000.
- Hanan EL BADRY (f), 27 years old, of Ottawa (owner)
- Hugh ARNOLD, 61 years old, of Kelowna, BC (employee)
Ms. EL BADRY was arrested in Ottawa on November 2nd, 2018 and Mr. ARNOLD was arrested on a Canada Wide Warrant in Kelowna, BC on October 29th, 2018 by the RCMP.
Ms. El BADRY is scheduled to appear in court on December 11, 2018, while Mr. ARNOLD remains in custody in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Police Service received over 49 complaints about the roofing company up until August 2018 and investigators are concerned there could be more victims.
Mr. ARNOLD presented himself to customers as ‘Anthony El Badry’.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5292 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.