PETERBOROUGH-A 40-year-old Peterborough woman is facing several charges after an incident involving a fraudulent cheque.
Recently, the Peterborough Police fraud investigator was made aware of an incident in which suspicious activity was noticed on a 92-year-old family member’s bank account. Through investigation, it was discovered that a cheque had been used and deposited to the account of a personal support worker (PSW)who had been in the home according to police. Police allege a further investigation discovered a second cheque given to the PSW’s child by a family member that was altered to reflect a different amount.
As a result, 40-year-old Darlene Wellington of Peterborough was arrested and charged with:
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 in Canada
- Possession of a forged document with intent
Police say the accused’s name in this case is being released because there is concern that there may be other victims in the community.
The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on July 7, 2022.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Crime Line at 705-876-1122 x555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca