Handyman Arrested for Fraud in Oakville

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On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 the Halton Regional Police Service, 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, concluded a seven month fraud investigation involving a male posing as a handyman in Oakville.

This male canvassed his victims by traveling door-to-door and offering such services as eaves trough cleaning and offering to conduct miscellaneous work such as chimney repair.

On multiple occasions this male retained cash deposits for the promised jobs which he failed to complete. This male generally targeted the older adult population.

On August 23, 2017, Elwood BOWLER (54 years) from Toronto was arrested and charged with the following offences:

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  1. Fraud Under $5000 x 9
  2. Fraud Over $5000 x 1

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation of the handyman is asked to please contact the Halton Regional Police Services’ Elders Investigator, Detective Constable Tim Nichols at 905-825-4747 ext. 2214.Tips may also be forwarded to Crime Stoppers “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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