A fraudulent spending spree came to a screeching halt on Wednesday after local RCMP arrested and charged an individual.
On July 6th, the RCMP was warned that bad cheques were being written to local businesses.
The total value of the cheques exceeded $23,000.
The cheques, written from April to July, were used to buy electronics, automotive parts, motors and accessories.
Written under a business account, the cheques appeared to be legitimate.
Five businesses were victimized.
On Wednesday, the RCMP charged Michael James Roy, 47, with five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Roy remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court August 30th.
The RCMP was able to recover some of the goods, valued at roughly $18,000. And these items were returned to the victimized businesses.
Following this incident, the RCMP is warning businesses to review their practices of whether to accept non-certified cheques. (GK)