Bailiff Scam Sees Two Montreal Men Charged With Fraud in SD&G.

MAY 27, 2022 –  The Stormont Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two individuals following a fraud investigation.

On May 25, 2022 an officer received a fraud complaint from a local residence. A presumed bailiff had contacted the victim and claimed that a relative was involved in a motor vehicle collision with injuries and needed money for court. The scammer acting as a bailiff, directed the victim to withdraw money and made arrangements to collect payment at the victim’s residence. Officers were able to intercept and arrest the individuals. 

Jason GOULET-FERNANDEZ, 22 years old, of Montreal, Quebec, faces the following charges under the Criminal Code (CC);

– Fraud over $5,000 contrary to section 380(1) (a)

– Personating Public Officer CC 130(1) (a)

– Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence CC 465(1) (c)

Danielle JIMENEZ-GOLEZ, 19 years old, of Montreal, Quebec also faces the following charges under the Criminal Code (CC);

– Fraud over $5,000, contrary to CC section 380(1) (a)

– Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose CC 88

– Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence CC 465(1) (c)

The accused persons are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall at future date.

The SD&G OPP are hoping to identify other victims in relation to this investigation. If this fraud sounds familiar to you or if you have been a victim and have not yet reported it please call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can also report the information to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.

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