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  Male Charged for Defrauding Uxbridge Business

Feb 01, 2018 14:40 ET

After a lengthy investigation, a male has been arrested and charged for defrauding an Uxbridge business out of over $55,000.

The investigation began in June 2017 after a charitable organization in Uxbridge called North House, reported their Executive Director was stealing from the company. They indicated cash and credit card accounts were used for unauthorized personal purchases including sporting event tickets and restaurants over a five-month period. Several unauthorized cheques were also written in the name of the accused and cashed.

After working with the board of directors and local banks for several months, officers arrested a male in Oshawa.

Ian FAULKNER, age 42, of Oshawa is charged with Fraud over $5,000 and Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was held for a bail hearing.

Police are asking anyone who may have been victimized by this individual to come forward.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Finley of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2017.

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