Speaking With A Forked Tongue – Man Arrested For Fraud

Media Release

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017


Arrest After Fraudulent Return of Tools

Kawartha Lakes Police arrested a 52-year-old Lindsay man after he fraudulently exchanged a tool set at a Kent Street West store.

Police were contacted at 5:45 pm on September 11th, 2017 after store security staff witnessed a man select a tool kit valued at $450.00 from the shelf and then attend at Customer Service and exchange the set for a store gift card. The man then fled the store in a blue mini – van. Later on in the evening a second man attended at the store and attempted to use the fraudulent gift card, which had been disabled by the store. The police investigation led them to a Lindsay Street South residence where the blue mini van and the two men were located.

Police charged 52-year-old James Grant of Lindsay with Fraud Under $5000.00, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00 and Failing to Comply with a Condition of a Recognizance. Grant will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.


Speaking With A Forked Tongue

A Lindsay man was arrested and charged yesterday after his threatened his neighbour while holding a pitch fork.

The man and his neighbour have been involved in an ongoing verbal dispute over the past several weeks, which escalated on September 11th, 2017. Police were contacted by the victim after they were threatened by the man. He threatened to cause bodily harm to the neighbour while pointing the pitch fork at them.

Kawartha Lakes Police arrested and charged 61-year-old Ronald Andrews of Lindsay with Uttering a Threat to Cause Bodily Harm. He will appear in the Lindsay, Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.