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Two people charged with Fraud after couple loses $680K
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Two people charged with Fraud after couple loses $680K

Posted: 2024-02-15 14:40:21 By: thebay

Huntsville OPP have charged two individuals in relation to a fraud investigation concerning an GIC investment.

Police say that on Saturday, November 18, 2023, members of the Huntsville Detachment along with Muskoka Crime Unit and Anti-Rackets Branch of the OPP conducted a fraud investigation after a Huntsville couple invested approximately $680,000 into what they believed to be a legitimate institution, identified as Alterna Bank. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the account was not associated to Alterna Bank and that the representatives were utilizing aliases.

As a result of the investigation, two individuals have been charged under the Criminal Code with::

38-year-old Valerie Gillette, and 39-year-old Christopher Gillette, both of Severn Bridge, have each been charged with:

  • Possession of Property obtained by crime over $5000 

Both accused are scheduled to appear in Court on March 19, 2024.