Fraud charge laid after Bradford man accused of not living up to his end of the online bargain

Police say Parry Sound-area senior was scammed out of scooter deposit money

A Bradford man is in trouble with the law in connection to an online scam.

A Parry Sound-area senior citizen contacted police to report a fraud on March 23 involving the purchase of an electric scooter through Facebook Marketplace. The victim told police a deposit was sent to the seller but the scooter was never delivered and the deposit was never returned.

As a result of the investigation, South Simcoe Police arrested a 31-year-old man and charged him with fraud and possession of stolen property.

Meanwhile, South Simcoe Police say they charged a 63-year-old Innisfil woman with impaired driving following multiple calls from the public about a suspected drunk driver in Innisfil on Friday evening. Police also charged a 36-year-old Innisfil man with stunt driving following a Monday morning traffic stop in Innisfil.