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    Home contractor arrested, facing 52 charges for defrauding customers

    Investigators with the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid 52 charges against a man in relation to twenty-one fraud-related incidents that occurred last year. Between January 2021 and November 2021, a man agreed to do home improvement and contracting work for a number of individuals. He required that the money […]

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    Parish in West Chezzetcook defrauded over $250,000

    A complaint prompted an internal investigation

    The RCMP/HRP Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has charged a woman for defrauding a parish in West Chezzetcook of over $250,000. On July 26, 2019, police received a complaint from the public regarding financial irregularities at a parish in West Chezzetcook. The complaint prompted an internal investigation by the Archdiocese of Halifax […]

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    Food fraud and the potential impact on our wallet

    (NC) With food prices rising due to inflation and supply chain problems, our grocery bills are getting bigger and budgets aren’t stretching as far. That’s why it’s more important than ever to get value for your dollar. Sometimes people might buy a food product that isn’t quite what they think it is. In some cases, […]

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    Fraud charges against home contractor

    Investigators with the Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid 24 charges against a man in relation to five fraud-related incidents. Between May 2020 and May 2021, a man agreed to do home improvement and contracting work for a number of individuals. He required that the money be sent up-front, and, […]

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    RCMP charge Kentville man for dating app fraud

    Kings District RCMP have arrested a Kentville man after a complex fraud investigation. The investigation determined that a man was using an online dating app to meet and defrauds victims, often using online banking. On October 6, police arrested Tyler Janz Fairrae, 26, of Kentville. Fairrea has been charged with Fraud under $5000, Identity Fraud […]

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    Police warn citizens of fraudulent phone calls

    Release: Halifax Regional Police is advising the public of a recent increase in fraudulent phone calls where a scammer spoofs the phone number to appear to be from local phone numbers and government agencies. A common theme of late involves the scammer advising the victim that a warrant has been issued and that the police […]

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    Man loses almost $3000 to fraudulent puppy scam

    On July 7, Halifax District RCMP responded to a call of fraud. The victim told police he had made arrangements to purchase a Golden Retriever from a website he found online. The puppy was to be shipped from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Halifax by air and there were additional costs associated with that. After the seller […]

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    Police warn public of fraudulent phone calls

    **** HRP Media Release Police warn public of fraudulent phone calls Halifax Regional Police would like to notify the public of a recent increase in calls where a scammer identifies themselves as a police officer or representative of the Canada Revenue Agency and advises the caller they must pay money, usually by forwarding gift card […]

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    Man arrested for fraud and stolen property

    **** RCMP Media Release Man arrested for fraud and stolen property Halifax District RCMP arrested a 40-year-old man following investigations into fraudulent activity and a theft of motor vehicle. At 2 p.m. on December 18, police received a report of a man who had refused to pay for his hotel stay at a business on […]

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    Police charge four people for a series of frauds

    **** HRP Media Release Police charge four people for a series of frauds Police have charged four people in relation to a series of frauds that occurred in the Halifax-area last week. On November 8 at approximately 4:15 p.m. police responded to a fraud in-progress call at O’Regan’s BMW located at 3240 Kempt Road. A […]

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    Fraudsters calling people asking to confirm personal information

    **** RCMP Media Release Fraudsters calling people asking to confirm personal information Lunenburg District RCMP has received several calls indicating fraudsters have been contacting residents, and are attempting to get their Social Insurance (SIN) information. One man confirmed the last three digits of his SIN to the caller, then realized what he had done and […]

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