A 52 year-old Regina male is facing Fraud and Forgery charges after an investigation into a complaint of a contractor who is alleged to have defrauded a homeowner, using a forged document.
An investigation by the Regina Police Service Commercial Crimes unit found that in February of this year, a 33 year-old Regina male contacted a contractor through an online classified-ad service. The contractor agreed to replace windows in the victim’s home. The victim paid a sum of money up-front and then made two more payments, one of these after being shown a document that appeared to be an invoice from a supplier. After that, it’s alleged the contractor failed to show up and failed to acknowledge the victim’s calls and other efforts to contact him. The police investigation determined the invoice to be a forged document. The investigation led to the arrest of a 52 year-old male on July 2, 2015.
Fifty-two year-old Rodney Peter GROSS, DOB: 1963-05-18, of Regina is charged with two charges of Fraud Under $5,000 [380(1)(b) CC]; Forgery [367(1) CC] and Use Forged Document [368(1)(a) CC]. GROSS was released on an Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on August 19, 2015.