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Investment scam that cost Erin resident $45K leads to fraud charges

A 20-year-old from Brampton has been accused of fraud
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A Brampton resident is facing fraud charges after a victim sent a large amount of money to an unlawful investment firm, Wellington County OPP report.

The investigation, which began almost two years ago, revealed the victim transferred approximately $45,000 to an investment firm and shortly became suspicious. 

The Wellington County Crime Unit carried out the investigation with the assistance of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. They determined the firm was not a legitimate business.

As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Nirupan Pirakaspathy of Brampton has been charged with fraud over $5,000. 

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph on July 14.