Construction business defrauds woman of nearly $10,000

RCMP release:

Victoria County District RCMP has charged a man with fraud after investigating a complaint of fraudulent business practices.

On October 1, 2023, Victoria County District RCMP received a report of a man operating a construction business, Blue Skye Trucking, who defrauded a woman of nearly $10,000. RCMP officers learned that the victim had hired the man to build a garage on her property on Hwy. 5 in Big Bras D’Or. The victim paid the man a deposit of $13,000, however the man never made any effort to complete the work nor did he order the materials required. The man did repay approximately $3,500 however, the remaining amount was never returned.

Bryton Bernard, 23, of Eskasoni, has been charged with Fraud over $5,000. Bernard is scheduled to appear in Wagmatcook Provincial Court on January 3, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

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