Two suspects were charged following a lengthy fraud investigation in Durham Region.
On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the DRPS Financial Crimes Unit concluded an investigation involving fraudulent activity of an employee at an aggregate facility. It is alleged, the male suspect, who was an employee, provided aggregate material to a construction company and another aggregate operation. Fraudulent invoices were provided to these companies for the sale of the material. Payment was collected by the male suspect and deposited directly into a bank account held jointly with the female suspect. These funds were used to purchase and renovate at least one residence in Durham Region. Over $2 million was acquired by both of the accused parties between late 2016 through early 2021.
It is believed the fraudulent activity was limited to the aggregate operation.
Jamie SHOWERS, age 44, of York Region, was charged with: Fraud Over $5,000; Launder Proceeds of Crime; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; Utter Forged Document and Drawing Document without Authority.
Michelle LANGDON, age 43, of York Region, was charged with: Fraud Over $5,000; Launder Proceeds of Crime and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
Both of the accused parties were released on Undertakings.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. Taylor of the Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5283.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.