Female Charged with Numerous Fraud Related Offences

Police have arrested a 48-year-old female in a fraud-related investigation after a victim from Durham was defrauded of more than $9,000.

Investigators of the Financial Crimes Unit commenced their investigation in 2019 after allegations that the suspect had received deposits from the victim for various lawyer fees. The suspect accepted funds from the victim, including a deposit intended as a retainer fee and a cheque intended for probate. The suspect misappropriated the funds for personal use.

The suspect has not been permitted to practice law of any kind as of May 2018.

Andrea Lynn ROBERTSON, age 48, of Uxbridge is charged with numerous fraud related charges, including: Fraud over $5000; Forgery; Perjury; Obstruct Justice and Alter Document to Defraud.

Investigators would like to ensure there are no other victims that have retained any form of legal services from ROBERTSON, or her company Uxbridge Mediation and Divorce Services.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact D/Cst. FINLEY of the Major Crime – Financial Crimes Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5358.

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.

 

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