Oakville Woman gets taken by Online Con-Man: Police Locate & Arrest Culprit

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Oakville Woman gets taken by Online Con-Man: Police Locate & Arrest Culprit

A 60-year-old victim from Oakville met the accused through an on-line dating site in August 2015 and had a brief relationship where the victim allowed the accused to stay at her residence for approximately one month.

The victim began to notice jewelry and art missing from her home and upon confronting him and ending the relationship, the accused quickly disappeared.

Halton Regional Police located and arrested the accused on Saturday November 29, 2015 at a motel in the Town of Georgetown.

Enrico CAGNOTTI, 58 years of no fixed address has been charged with:

  1. Theft Over $5000
  2. Fail to Comply with probation order x 2

The accused was wanted by Toronto Police, South Simcoe OPP and Peel Regional Police for charges of breach of probation, fraud, utter threats and forcible confinement.

The accused has been known to use alias names such as:

  1. Enrico Depaolis
  2. Juiseina Cagnotti
  3. Guesppa Depaolis
  4. Rick Cagnotti
  5. Eric Paolis
  6. Rick Gambino
  7. Franco Cesaretti
  8. Enrico Paulozza
  9. Enrico Pirolo
  10. Rick Zeller

Halton Regional Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to protect yourself when using on-line dating sites. These sites can help deliver a rewarding relationship but can also unknowingly introduce you to a scam artist or fraudster. Protect yourself, your identity and your property.

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Maureen Martin of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext 2219 or anyone with information on this or any other crime who would like to remain anonymous is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).



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