Charges Laid in Fraud Investigation

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Investigators have arrested two suspects as part of an ongoing fraud investigation, which led police to an address in Brampton.

Investigators from the DRPS Financial Crimes Unit commenced a fraud investigation involving two suspects who targeted Home Depot locations across the province. The male and female suspects provided fake identification to other suspects, who then attended the stores to open up credit accounts. The credit was then used to purchase building supplies and appliances, approximately $30,000 worth of merchandise. These fraudulently obtained items would then be sold to customers at a significantly less than suggested retail price.

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, members of the investigative team executed a search warrant at an address on Lyle Way in Brampton. Police seized numerous fake identification cards, fake identity profiles, identity making equipment, $12,500 in Canadian currency, fentanyl and cocaine.

Keion PARCHMENT, age 50, of Lyle Way in Brampton, is charged with: Fraud Over $5,000 x3; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x3; Possess Identity Document; Unlawfully Possess Counterfeit Mark; Possess Identity Info with Inference of a Fraud Offence; Possess Instrument of Forgery and Possess Schedule I Substance x2 (cocaine/fentanyl)

Shannon MCGRAW, age 42, of Dunmow Crescent in Mississauga, is charged with: Fraud Over $5,000 x2; Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 x2; Procure to be Made,Possess,Transfer,Sell Identity Document of Another; Use of Credit Card; Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data and Unlawfully Sell/Possess Counterfeit Mark.

They were both released on an Undertaking.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Conforti of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5241.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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