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Pair accused of multi-million dollar GTA real estate scam

A duo from the Uxbridge area have been charged with more than 100 fraud charges for crimes allegedly committed in the Greater Toronto Area.

Over the course of nearly two years, the couple allegedly committed fraudulent real estate transactions in multiple jurisdictions. According to a statement from Peel Regional Police, a ‘common theme’ running through these events is victims showing interest in a property, only to later find out that the financial commitment was never honored and the transactions were fraudulent. nature.

As a result of these incidents, Peel Regional Police identified 18 victims who suffered “significant” financial loss.

Investigators believe there may be more victims in the GTA, as the suspects are known to operate in southern Ontario.

Kenneth Simpson, 77, has been charged with 30 fraud-related counts.

Courtney Wallis-Simpson, 57, has been charged with 84 fraud-related charges.

The charges for the two individuals include multiple counts of fraud; defraud the public; issue a false document; breach of trust; and theft over $5,000.

The suspects will appear in court on September 12, 2022.

Peel Regional Police are asking anyone who thinks they may have been the victim of a similar incident to contact the Fraud Office at 905-453-2121 ext. 3335. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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